April 22nd, 1970, millions of people took to the streets to protest the negative impacts of 150 years of industrial development. Now, Earth Day is the largest civic-focused day of action in the world, with more than 1 billion people in 192 countries taking part.
Pitch-in and pick up with your fellow babes this Earth Day!
We're celebrating mama Earth, beautifying our hood, and showing our support for a global effort End Plastic Pollution. Join the squad for this morning of activism, help give our neighborhood a little extra TLC (think litter pickup and graffiti removal), and get schooled on how we can Reduce, Refuse, Reuse, Recycle and Remove plastic everyday! Yas queen!
Here's the schedule:
We will meet and leave our vehicles at Galvanize aka Babe HQ!
9a - 9:15a Check-in
9:15a - 10:30a Warehouse District Community Clean-up
10:30a - 11a Refreshments and Speakers:
Leslie Pico, Secretary of the State candidate & Krystie Dillingham, CEO of Planted
Here's the deal, plastic pollution not only impacts our waters and marine life, but also the food chain and our overall health. Currently about 300 million tons of plastic are produced each year to make bags, bottles, packages, and other commodities for people all over the world. Unfortunately, only about 10% of this plastic is properly recycled and reused. The rest ends up as waste in landfills or as litter, where it leaches dangerous chemicals into the soil and water, endangering babes and wildlife alike. Learn more and make a pledge to reduce your use of plastic and join the campaign to End Plastic Pollution this Earth Day!
*Your dues for this event include: Babe Council Merit Button, education materials, and bottled water
*Garbage Goddess Kit includes: Pink cotton gloves & litter picker