On March 9, 2014, the Kutztown Community Partnership resumed their Safe, Clean, & Green Committee’s Community Clean Up Program. Kutztown University affiliated groups Environmental Issues, Outdoors Club and Sigma Alpha Epsilon participated in the post-Kutztown St. Patty’s Day clean up, targeting Main Street and party hotspot Noble Street for debris collection. This marked the first clean up for the spring semester, and the weekly Sunday clean ups will continue from 12 p.m.to 2 p.m. throughout May. Around 40 volunteer came together to help maintain the integrity of downtown Kutztown. Due to the inclement weather this season, the program could not commence at the beginning of the semester.
On April 13, the program will extend to include the annual Fraternity Day of Service for a special Green & Greek Sunday clean up. The Safe, Green, & Clean Committee is now accepting donations of supplies, such as trash bags and gloves, at designated Kutztown Area School District locations. Collection boxes are posted at the elementary, middle, and high school locations as well as the Kutztown Community Partnership office at 324 West Main Street. In celebration of all the support from community members, the Partnership will be featuring volunteer recognition t-shirts for participants.
A large scale Community Clean Up is scheduled for May 11, as a post-graduation clean sweep for the advent of summer. A volunteer BBQ is in development following the clean up. Last year’s major Community Clean ups took place at the end of August and the beginning of November, each event bringing together over 50 volunteers. Interested individuals or groups can stay connected with Safe, Clean, & Green activities by liking the community clean ups at https://www.facebook.com/SafeCleanGreen. For more information, please contact Brendan Chambers at firstname.lastname@example.org.