In case you’ve been wondering where I’ve been lately, I’ve been volunteering quite a bit of my time to my community’s Project Green Day. After months of talk and weeks of preparation, Project Green Day finally arrived last Saturday in the Diamond Valley where I live.
It’s nothing short of heroic what a small group of enthusiastic citizens can do in just one day!
Almost 70 volunteers clocked in over 200 hours of effort on the day of the event. They came out to pick up trash in green areas (believe me, there was LOTS, from candy bar wrappers to UMOs), tidy up publicly enjoyed gardens, and plant trees and build a pathway in a new community park.
There are many to thank for making it possible for all this to happen: our municipal governments of Black Diamond and Turner Valley, our corps of volunteers, our local media which helped promote the event in editorial and community event listings, our generous sponsors of supplies and services, and our hardworking Foothills Lions Club for feeding, watering and otherwise energizing all those who worked so hard on the day of the event.
On behalf of all of us who live in the Diamond Valley, whether people, plant, or animal, I salute you. Because of your efforts our homes are safer and lovelier. Hip Hip Hooray for all participants in Project Green Day!
PS – Want to organize a Project Green Day in your community? Just drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PPS – Wondering what a UMO is? It’s an Unidentified Metal Object. : )