JOIN US FOR THE 2020 EARTH DAY CELEBRATIONS!!
Earth Day, April 22nd, 2020 marks 50 years since the first celebration in 1970!!! Many charity groups will host recycle events and other volunteer activities across the United States. Of course, we at Global Paint for Charity are excited to announce we will be one of those groups participating! Please join Global Paint for Charity, Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful, the Solid Waste Management Division, and its partners on Saturday, May 2, 2020, from 9:00 am- 12 pm at Gwinnett County Fairgrounds (2405 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Lawrenceville, GA 30045-9340, United States). This year’s Earth Day event is entirely FREE to the public! It will include free paint collection (limit of 10 gallons and buckets per vehicle), free paper shredding (limit five of boxes), electronics, tires, toner/printer cartridges collection and more. Also, bring your old sneakers and gently used clothing to be donated to those in need or to be recycled into new products. Residents will enjoy free kids’ activities, touch-a-truck, and will have the opportunity to meet their haulers.
We expect to recycle over 6000 gallons of paint in just three hours. If you are looking for some community service hours or an exciting activity to make a difference on Earth Day this year, this is the place to be!! While the event will be from 9 am-noon, volunteers are needed from 7:30 am to 1 pm to help set-up and unload the vehicles, and from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm to help unload the paint donation at Global Paint’s Center. If you arrive later than 8 AM, you will not be able to volunteer, so if you want to help with this opportunity, please arrive early. The minimum commitment is 5 hours and all volunteers will receive a free Earth Day T-shirt, gloves, and a safety vest. To sign up as a volunteer for this event, please visit Volunteer – Global Paint for Charity or click https://www.globalpaints.org/volunteer/ or http://www.volunteergwinnett.net/.
The Earth Day celebration is an event observed annually in April. The history of this day can be traced all the way back to April 22, 1970. It is a day held to demonstrate and promote environmental awareness and calls for the protection of our beautiful planet. Although it was originally foreseen as an American event, today, Earth Day is celebrated in more than 193 countries around the world each year.