Grab a team of friends and save the date! There is only a month until the Midwest Litter Fest: A 45 Mile Trash-Grabbing Event from Johnson County to Lawrence. On September 24 we will come together:
-To celebrate the arrival of Pick Up America - the nation's first coast-to-coast roadside litter cleanup - in Kansas City and start off their 450 mile clean-up across Kansas. They will clean their 1,500 mile of road here along their way to encourage a transition toward zero waste.
-To make waves with 350.org's Moving Planet day of action - a worldwide rally to demand solutions to the climate crisis. With this clean-up we aim to walk our talk and show that community stewardship and zero-waste as essential components of solving climate change.
-To raise money for non-profits walking the walk everyday to pick-up litter, encourage zero-waste and make Kansas a better place to live. The benefactors are:
Pick Up America - http://pickupamerica.org
Blue River Watershed Association - http://www.brwa.net
Cans for the Community - http://www.cansforthecommunity.org
Who Should Participate:
This is a family-friendly event. Children over 11 are welcome, although one parent or guardian needs to be present for every three volunteers aged 11-15. We are looking for teams of 4-10 to sign up to clean 2-3 mile sections of our 45 miles route. Teams may consist of a few friends, a soccer team, a sorority, a family, a non-profit group, etc
How to Participate:
The Proposed 45 mile Route
An Advertising flier:
8:00 - 8:30: Registration at Shelter #12 in Shawnee Mission Park
8:30 - 8:40: Introduction by Pick Up America
8:40 - 8:50: Recycled Peace Drum
8:50 - 9:00: 350 Photo!
9-11:30 a.m.: Teams pick up litter across the route
It is free to participate, but teams are encouraged to use the walk as an opportunity to fund raise for these great environmental non-profits. We will be giving out free t-shirts and lunch to teams that fundraise and participate. Any individual who raises more than $25 will also recieve a free Stainless steel Pick Up America water bottle.