On April 22, more than one billion people around the globe will participate in Earth Day 2012 and help Mobilize the Earth™. For over 40 years, Earth Day has served as a launching platform for community action, environmental advocacy, and green lifestyle changes.
To support A Billion Acts of Green®, a campaign initiated by the Earth Day Network encouraging people to undertake acts of environmental service, the C. Blohm & Associates team pledges to volunteer to plant food for the Madison Area Food Pantry Gardens. We hope that this opportunity will offer support to our local community while making a positive impact on our planet Earth through sustainable practices.
Volunteers in Dane County, Wisconsin work to provide fresh produce
to the St. Vincent de Paul food pantry.
The mission of Madison Area Food Pantry Gardens is to feed the hungry in the Madison (WI) area by providing food pantries with fresh, nutritious vegetables. The organization supplies about 100,000 lbs. of produce through maintenance of six gardens annually, and each hour of volunteer work results in 50 lbs. of fresh produce. About 18 percent of people in the Madison community live in poverty and often can’t afford to include enough vegetables in their diet. (Source: www.porchlightinc.org)
To learn more about Earth Day and how you can contribute, check out this video.
How are you celebrating Earth Day 2012? We would love to hear about your pledge!