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Earth Day is just around the corner, and to celebrate, ModCloth wants to help make our world a little greener! Not only will we be donating a percentage of sales on April 22nd to a green charity, but we also want to volunteer for an eco-friendly activity that makes our community a healthier, happier place to live and work. From cleaning up the water table, to planting flowers at the Frick museum, to scrubbing public pools, we were overwhelmed with the amount of green volunteer opportunities. We narrowed the list to three choices, but we need your help picking the final winner!
Be a part of our volunteer day by voting below for the green activity you’d like to see us support. Just leave your choice as a comment to this post, and the project with the most votes will become our ModCloth Earth Day Employee Volunteer Project. We can’t wait to see what you pick. Here are your options:
1. Farming a Community Garden -Garfield Community Farm, just up the street from the ModCloth office, is in need of some TLC for the planting season. ModCloth employees would be urban farmers – digging, planting, weeding and getting dirty helping organic veggies grow! Yum.
2. Planting Trees in Pittsburgh – A classic Earth Day activity, TreeVitalize and Friends of the Urban Forest would have ModCloth planting trees and pruning bushes in our neighborhood and all over Pittsburgh!
3. Making Our Neighborhood Beautiful – We love being so close to all the coolest bars, cafes, and shops in Pittsburgh, and this is our opportunity to help keep it looking great! The Lawrenceville Community Clean-Up would have us picking up litter and scrubbing the streets of our very own stomping grounds!
Happy voting. We will announce the winner Monday, April 6th.
Are you volunteering anywhere for Earth Day? I’d love to hear about your green volunteer projects. Email me at email@example.com!
Farming a Community Garden! Can’t think of a better way to spend Earth Day then getting your hands in some actual earth!
This Earth Day Employee Volunteer Project is a great idea. I dig your style. 🙂
My vote goes for the Lawrenceville Community Clean Up Day. Fun, rewarding, and a great way to give back to the community….and also prep for the Blossom Tour, which is an Earth Day celebration organized by merchants who pass out free flower and herb seeds to shoppers. Outdoor marketplaces on either end of Butler will distribute green resource information and offer gardening demonstrations. Even a coupla slick pedi-cabs will be there to ride visitors to and fro. A total green scene!
Great way to spend Earth Day. Have fun.
2, Planting trees in Pitsburg. One of the origional boom and bust steel markets, the city could really use some trees to make up for the 100 years of pollution and urbanization. Plus they’re so pretty.
Definitely go for planting trees! It’s the only one of the three activities that will actually have a lasting benefit on the environment (trees absorb CO2 emissions). All three options are pretty, but this one’s more purposeful.
Planting Trees in Pittsburgh.
This does the most benefit for the environment. Even outside of Pittsburgh.
Though they’re all great and should be nationally attained.
Way to do your part, I applaud you!! ^_^
Farming! It’s good for the city and good for the tummy!
‘How does your garden grow? with silver bells, and cockle shells and modcloth girls all in a row!’
Lawrenceville Community Clean-up
Community Garden, hands-down!
Brings people together, promotes healthy eating and makes the world a little greener.
Thanks for all this great feedback, everyone!! Keep it coming!
Community garden and give the produce to the local soup kitchen.
I like the tree planting idea. I love love love urban settings lush with greenery! And you’re right, trees just equal traditional earth day to me!
My vote goes to the tree planting. Trees cool the earth, provide habitat, and keep our wonderful green spaces of Pittsburgh green. Your hard work with this would benefit the city for years to come.
Kudos to ModCloth and your conscientious staff.
Community garden. It’s Eartherrific!
I’m all for urban farming! It’s in my community, too, and I’d love to bond with my neighbors.
Garfield is a great up-and-comming area that has been rebuilding by leaps and bounds. Garfielders unite – thats four ModClothers that live in there!
Farming a community garden sounds like it would make for a perfect urban Earth Day!
Community garden for sure! 🙂
Trees should be harvested and replanted, and
BABIES should be hugged!!
Guys… get some perspective here.
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