Conservation Community Service Program
Purpose: It encourages awareness of our natural resources and caring for the world around us. Environmental education; care for our air, land, and water; recycling; litter cleanup; partnerships with community groups, schools, and children; support of wildlife; energy conservation; tree planting; and beautification
• Clean up trash and litter.
• Go paperless.
• Find creative and purposeful ways to reuse glass containers.
• Donate or sell old clothing.
• Reuse plastic bags as liners in smaller trash cans.
• Stop using plastic grocery bags. Try a reusable cloth bag instead.
• Cut down on plastic water bottles and disposable coffee cups.
• Carry a reusable water bottle and/or travel coffee mug.
• Explore zero waste practices.
• Ride a bicycle.
• Start a compost pile.
• Make your own natural cleaning products.
• Visit a park on a regular basis.
• Enjoy nature. • Plant a tree. Care for trees and donate funds for reforestation plans.
• Plant a garden - at your home, your clubhouse, in your community. • Plant wildflowers.
• Conserve water and energy.
• Choose projects about the environment - conservation, reducing, reusing, recycling.
• Implement beautification projects at parks, hospitals, shelters, cemeteries, and community gathering places.
• Clean up trash after youth softball and baseball games and community events.
CONSIDER THESE PROJECT IDES AND BECOME INSPIRED!
• Sponsor an Arbor Day or Earth Day poster contest with a certain theme. Display the posters at your town library or town hall. Award blue ribbons. Give each child a tree seedling along with stickers and flyers about trees and recycling.
• Purchase tree saplings and distribute them to community scout groups to plant on Arbor Day.
• Participate in Nike's "Reuse-A-Shoe" program which takes worn out sneakers and makes Nike Grind, a material used in sports surfaces and playgrounds.
• Participate in "Soles 4 Souls" by donating gently worn shoes for distribution to individuals in need. Zappos will take 15 pairs free of charge or go to their website for drop off locations.