Providence Earth Day Spring Cleaning 2013

[ 0 ] April 10, 2013 |

Earth Day 2013Wow! There are over 22 events, cleanups, tree plantings, and beautification projects going on in our parks and green spaces for the first annual city-wide celebration of Earth Day (April 22, 2013) hosted by the City of Providence, Serve Rhode Island, the Partnership for Providence Parks, the Narragansett Bay Estuary Program and Roger Williams Park Conservancy. This community event will highlight the important role that volunteer groups have in making the city’s parks and neighborhoods great places to play, gather and explore.

From 9:00am to 12:00pm, join one of over 25 community groups cleaning up a park, planting trees or beautifying a neighborhood by registering at

From 12:30pm to 4:30pm, volunteers from the morning events will join Mayor Angel Taveras at the Roger Williams Park Temple to Music for a special thank you lunch and celebration.  Performers will include: Biscuit City, Jay Feinstein and the Furnace of Love, the Mosby Blues Band, and singer/songwriter Matt Fraza. Local environmental organizations will also be there to share their work.

Volunteers who show their “Earth Day Spring Cleaning 2013 Volunteer” buttons will receive a complimentary lunch at the celebration, free admission to the Roger Williams Park Zoo and the Roger Williams Park Botanical Center on Saturday, April 27, and a chance to win tickets to WBRU’s Earth Day Concert.

184079_507601629285362_574127311_nJoin the “Superheroes of Trash.” If the satisfaction of cleaning up your neighborhood wasn’t enough, you can now become a Trash Superhero! Fertile Underground Grocery challenges you and your kids to make a superhero costume from upcycled materials, before heading out to clean up Providence! Visit the Superheroes of Trash facebook page to learn about all the fun planned!

For a full listing of events, including activity details and locations, visit or


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Anisa Raoof is the publisher of She combines being a mom with her experience as an artist, designer, psych researcher and former co-director of the Providence Craft Show to create the go-to spot for families in Rhode Island and beyond. She loves using social media to connect parents with family-related businesses and services and promoting ways for parents to engage offline with their kids. Anisa believes in the power of working together and loves to find ways to collaborate with others. An online enthusiast, still likes to unplug often by reading books and magazines, drawing, learning to knit, making pop-up books with her two sons and listening to records with her husband.

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