SOLVE IT for Earth Day
Presented by Portland General Electric | April 22, 2017
SOLVE is now accepting project applications for SOLVE IT for Earth Day 2017!
Saturday, April 22nd
As the number of people visiting and moving to our beautiful state continues to grow, it has become more important than ever to keep it clean and healthy! Let's come together to make this Earth Day the largest ever, picking up litter, removing invasive plants, and planting native trees and shrubs across Oregon. Together we can make sure Oregon can remain the amazing place we all love.
Projects will take place on Saturday, April 22nd, 2017, from 9am to 1pm (times can vary by project). In additon, projects involving students will occur the week before and the week after the Saturday event.
All SOLVE projects recieve:
- Project planning assistance from SOLVE staff.
- Volunteer coordinator training.
- Step-by-step project planning guide.
- Event flyers and pre-event publicyt.
- Assistance with volunteer recruitment, including online registration, confirmation and reminder e-mails, and volunteer safety waivers.
- Free Cleanup supplies including litter bags, vinyl gloves, safety vests, first aid kits, and sharps containers.
As funding allows, SOLVE IT for Earth Day projects may receive a reimbursable grant of up to $100.00 for qualifying project expenses. There are a limited number of grants available, so please apply early.
For some useful tips to filling out the project application form, please check out our new how-to video which goes through the application step-by-step.
The idea of people coming together on Earth Day to take care of and celebrate our planet began more than 45 years ago and was a perfect fit for SOLVE and our volunteers. In 1990, SOLVE IT for Earth Day took root in the Greater Portland-Metro area, fusing our hands-on approach with this worldwide day of service. Since then, SOLVE IT for Earth Day has grown into Oregon's largest Earth Day service event.
Over the past 27 years more than 112,000 volunteers have removed 15 million pounds of litter and invasive plants from illegal dumpsites, neighborhoods, and natural areas as part of this global event.
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