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Keep Your Community Clean: Get Involved In Earth Day

April 9, 2015

Image of a small black chalk board with 2015 Eart

Will you be part of the largest civic event in the world on April 22? Earth Day is celebrated simultaneously around the globe by people of all backgrounds, faiths and nationalities. More than a billion people participate in campaigns every year.

The possibilities of getting involved are endless:

  • Plant a tree or maybe some wild flowers
  • Install a low flow shower head or LED lights around your home
  • Make nature crafts at home or at school
  • Learn something new about the environment and share that knowledge
  • Start recycling and reusing
  • Hold a garage sale or donate unused items
  • Participate in a some type of cleanup effort
  • Shop locally and visit our weekly DFC farmers market starting June 11

GSA will have a few different ways that you can help celebrate and bring support for environmental programs, rekindle public commitment and build community activism around our community at the Denver Federal Center in Lakewood, Colorado, the week of April 20, including:

  • Donate unneeded clothing to the DFC Clothing Drive in the lobbies of Building 25, 41, and 67 April 21-23
  • Join our Leaders in Sustainability Expo on Wednesday April 22 from 11 a.m.–1 p.m. — DFC Building 41, Remington Arms Room, and learn to save money by conserving water and energy and get tips on things like gardening, beekeeping, and other sustainable efforts
  • Join one of our local gardening experts for his presentation: The Reluctant Suburban Farmer, Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 10:30 a.m. — DFC Bldg 41, Remington Arms Room

Earth Day launched in 1970 as a grassroots effort that has grown into a massive, global celebration. The DFC is committed to becoming one of the most sustainable campuses in the United States by the year 2020. To do this, GSA is working on a variety of projects that allow us to be more eco-friendly. You can review some of the many projects in these documents: Greening a Federal Campus [PDF - 1 MB] and DFC Go Green Fact Sheet [PDF - 1 MB]. They include information about our B-Cycle shared bike program, neighborhood electric vehicles, solar, and much more.

Find out more about the Denver Federal Center.

Last Reviewed: 2021-12-29