Earth Day is an annual opportunity to turn our attention to the environment and how we can take care of our shared planet. Here’s a list of ways to celebrate Earth, clean up our neighborhoods and be in the community with our neighbors.
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Friday, April 22
Celebrate Earth Day and shared community by cleaning garden plots, eating fish fry, reading poems, walking the labyrinth and touching the soil at Alice’s Garden, located at 2136 N. 21st St. Scheduled activities run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. but the garden will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. A schedule of events is here.
The fifth annual Harambee cleanup invites neighbors to help clean from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. starting at Pete’s Fruit Market, located at 2323 N. Dr. MLK Jr. Drive. Text “CLEANUP” to 414-250-8164 for more information.
Join Dominican Center, Amani United and partners to celebrate Earth Day by cleaning up the Amani neighborhood from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. You can choose the area of Amani you’d like to volunteer to cleanup. Volunteers can sign up here.
Saturday, April 23
Milwaukee Riverkeeper is hosting cleanups all over the city on Saturday, April 23. Volunteers are needed for 80 locations. Register for a cleanup near you here.
Residents and neighbors of Metcalfe Park and Sherman Park are invited to this community cleanup and lunch. The cleanup runs from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. followed by lunch until 2 p.m. Lunch will be provided to all volunteers. Volunteers should arrive at the football field at 3400 W. North Ave. Call Elizabeth from Safe and Sound at 414-708-6066 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Join the Peace Learning Center in cleaning up Mitchell Street from Butterfly Park to Kunzelmann Esser Lofts from 10 a.m. to noon. More information here.
The Near West Side Partners and United Methodist Church host this first of four neighborhood cleanups between now and September 10. The cleanup runs from 10 a.m. to noon at Neighborhood House Garden, located at the intersection of North 27th Street and West Richardson Place.