Clean And Green Is April 6 In Downtown Chattanooga

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Individuals, company teams and civic groups will volunteer their time on April 6, to make Downtown Chattanooga a healthier and more beautiful area for residents and visitors to enjoy. Clean and Green, a River City Company program, will be in its third year of improving the liveability and cleanliness of downtown districts, neighborhoods and gateway neighborhoods along with this year’s partner Chattanooga Neighborhood Enterprise (CNE) and sponsor Volkswagen Chattanooga.

Starting at 8:30 a.m. in Miller Plaza, 850 Market Street, volunteers are amassed to check-in, receive supplies, enjoy a complimentary breakfast and receive their designated area of downtown to clean up for the day.

With the goal of 1,000 volunteers for the Clean and Green event, River City Company is asking all Chattanoogans to roll up their sleeves and make a difference.

Tiffanie Robinson, director of Creative Strategies for River City Company said, “Clean and Green is the perfect opportunity for individuals, civic groups and businesses looking for volunteer opportunities to spend a little time that makes a big, collective difference. We have plenty of tasks and need all 1,000 volunteers to complete them.”

Tom Cupo, a former Clean and Green volunteer who is the general manager at The Chattanoogan Hotel, asserts that “Clean and Green is an easy, fun and rewarding program to get involved with. It’s great to see the community come together and champion something the helps everyone.”

To sign up for Clean and Green, please visit causeway.org/cleanandgreen to pledge your time. For additional information, contact Tiffanie Robinson at trobinson@rivercitycompany.com or 423 265-3700.

Since 2011, Clean and Green has been successful with the help of over 1,650 volunteers who have collected over 3,000 bags of trash, removed graffiti from more than 100 buildings and monuments, and cleaned 55 city block and various neighborhoods multiple times.

According to Jen Politano, the Partnership and Program coordinator for CNE, “Each of our neighborhoods has a unique and supportive character that lends so much stability to the infrastructure of our city as whole. We believe it is very important to continue to strengthen and sustain our neighborhoods, the families, and individuals that make them up. Clean & Green lends the opportunity for each participant to get to know their neighbors better and work alongside each other in making our neighborhoods more beautiful, taking pride in the place where we live.”

 


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