TROY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Troy Mayor Patrick Madden encourages residents to participate in the citywide 2022 Earth Day Cleanup Program. Each April, residents organize cleanup and beautification projects at local parks, green spaces, and neighborhoods across the city.
Earth Day is Friday, April 22. The cleanup projects are set to be held between April 18 and April 24.
“Earth Day is an opportunity to gather with fellow community members and show appreciation for our planet and our neighborhoods. I invite Troy residents to get involved by hosting, participating in, or promoting clean-ups throughout the Collar City,” said Madden.
Residents can participate in small-scale cleanups or adopt a park or other green space. For neighborhood cleanups, the city will provide clear bags for litter and yard bags for organic materials. Other items, including Prevent Food Waste magnets, reusable bags, pharmaceutical disposal bags, and recycling bin stickers, will be available for neighborhoods to distribute.
To organize a project in your neighborhood, you can register using the city’s Earth Day SurveyMonkey form. You can call Recycling Specialist, Naomi Pitkin at (518) 279-7313 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Individually, residents can:
- Take the Earth Day Challenge, a 22-day series that allows people to connect through challenges to take action for the planet.
- Commit to taking a free composting workshop
- Beautify, clean up and improve your garden, front walk, or your yard
- Host a virtual screening party for “The Story of Plastic” or another earth-centric movie
- Plant trees in your yard or alley for Arbor Day (April 29th) or sponsor a tree to be planted
- Visit the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation website for Earth Day tips
- Visit Earth Day Initiative for their recommendations
- Take an Earth Day pledge
You can view the current community Earth Day projects below.