Earth Day – April 22, 2021

Earth Day is April 22, and Earth Week runs April 16-22. Celebrate and grab a garbage bag and head out on a walk through your favorite park, trail, or neighborhood in Des Plaines and serve your community by picking up any litter you see.

Post on social media and use #trashtag to show off your progress or before/after pics!



Prefer a cardiovascular challenge? Go plogging!

plogging / noun / a combination of jogging with picking up litter originating in Sweden around 2016 and spreading to other countries in 2018


If you’re looking to join in a group effort this Earth Day or throughout the year, check out the Des Plaines-based organization Clean Up – Give Back. This organization facilitates community cleanups throughout the Chicagoland area and can connect you to existing campaigns or help you create your own.

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