REC Earth Day and Neighborhood Cleanups
The Regional Environmental Council (REC) has organized Earth Day events for more than twenty years in Worcester, thanks to our dedicated community partners, Worcester DPW&P, volunteers and local agencies who have felt the need to come together to care for, and ensure our neighborhoods are clean and safe. REC has recognized the positive impact of Earth Day Cleanups on the quality of lives in Worcester. 2012 marked the 23rd Annual REC Earth Day Cleanup event. REC coordinated a record of 93 sites with a record of 1,500 volunteers, who collected over 55 tons of trash and metal. These efforts are really making a difference in our community, as the volume of trash collected continues to decrease year by year even as we’ve seen the number of volunteers doubled. Each year, you can participate by becoming a site coordinator, a regular volunteer or send donations to help make Worcester clean and healthy.
As a result of the success of the Earth Day Cleanups, REC has committed to organizing smaller scale neighborhood cleanups since the beginning of fall 2010, thanks to our volunteers and partners. The neighborhood Cleanup events give residents opportunity to come together to care for their neighborhoods, streets, parks and sidewalks; making our community a SAFER, HEALTHIER and more ATTRACTIVE place to reside. During 2012 cleanups were held on Castle Street, Piedmont Street, Providence Street, Greenwood Street, and Murray Avenue. These smaller-scale cleanups give residents the opportunity to come together to care for their neighborhoods, streets, parks and sidewalks, making Earth Day every day! We welcome all levels of participation from individuals, youth, community organizations, faith-based organizations etc. If there is a particular neighborhood that needs help, please call the REC; staffs will do their best to work with community members to schedule a cleanup event in that neighborhood. The REC is always committed to creating healthier, safer and just neighborhoods in Worcester.
Check out the Earth Day Page for more information and ways to get involved!
For further information, please contact Benito Vega or Kwabena Owusu-Ansah at the REC on 508-753-2303 or 508-799-9139 or email email@example.com