Green Up Keene
Keene is a City with Environmental Dedication
2014's 'Green Up Keene' event is happening on and around the weekend of April 12th! This litter pick up event will build upon the successes of the prior years, and we will hopefully be more successful this year than ever. If you are interested in volunteering to help with an area, either send an email to the address below, or go to the Keene Public Works Department Green Up Facebook page.
The two maps below lists pickup routes for depositing trash (the first map with blue lines), and a second map with businesses, groups and organizations participating in the event with corresponding zones.
Springtime in New Hampshire! As it starts to warm up, buds on the trees start to swell, flowers begin to poke out of the ground, and small furry creatures emerge blinking into the light. And as the piles of snow melt away, trash that has accumulated over the winter starts to come out of hiding from under the snowbanks.
Keene is a beautiful city but to keep it beautiful, it needs a little help. That’s why on Saturday, April 12th, we are having our annual Green Up Keene Day. Since 2008, every spring we have set aside a day when we ask our community to come together with the common goal of cleaning up our City. Employees from the City of Keene, local businesses, churches, students and staff from local schools, and many other interested residents from Keene all pitch in to pick up trash from our parks and neighborhoods.
On Saturday, April 12, volunteers will be set up at Railroad Square from 8:00 a.m. until noon. Please stop by and we will supply you with garbage bags and light refreshments. If the 12th doesn’t work or you, feel free to pick a day during the week of April 7-11 or go out on the 13th. Stop by Public Works between 8:00am and 4:00pm from the 7th to the 11th and we'll provide you with bags and gloves.
If you or your organization would like to adopt an area, or if you would like more details about the event, check out the Green Up Keene page on the City’s website:
You can look at the 2014 map to see which groups have already signed up and what areas have been “adopted”.
This day will be the first step in the direction of raising general awareness of the community's overall attempts to be a "Green" city. This means efforts from citizens, businesses and the city government will be recognized and celebrated. People will have a chance to network and volunteer for various environmental or sustainability projects happening in the community.
Volunteers come in all ages,
all shapes and sizes,
and all walks of life.