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Community Projects

Photo collage: community life scenes Citizens in every community can do many activities to work together and reduce waste. Each of us can make a difference by reducing, reusing, and recycling materials throughout our communities—and encouraging our neighbors to do the same.

On Earth Day, April 22, show your commitment to a clean environment by volunteering for a cleanup effort in your community or initiating a cleanup effort in your school, on your street, along roadsides, vacant lots, or other local areas. Remind your friends not to litter.

Organize a recycling drive in your neighborhood or school. Collect bottles, glass, plastic, newspapers, used CDs, or books, and take them to your local recycling center or reuse organizations, such as charities.

Organize a community drop-off site for old computers at a neighborhood school. The computers can count as tax-deductible donations and can be refurbished by the school for use.

Share the ride and the road. When going to work or school, try carpooling, biking, walking, or riding public transportation to reduce pollution. (Take the initiative and organize a carpool if there is not one available to you.)

Organize a green waste diversion and composting program for your neighborhood or school. It only takes a small amount of land space to collect organic waste into a compost pile. The compost can be bagged and sold for community or school fundraising projects.

Hold a "donation picnic" where the members of your community can have lunch, talk, and bring their old toys, clothes, books, furniture, and other items for reuse by charitable organizations.

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