(Columbus, OH) – Green Columbus will unveil its plans for the 7th Earth Day service event – Stand Together 2013 -- on Wednesday, March 20 from 6 pm to 8pm at a special fundraising event at the Cultural Arts Center, 139 West Main St. in downtown Columbus.
“The Columbus Earth Day service event weekend is the largest Earth Day service event in the nation, with a 2013 goal of more than 5,000 volunteers at 200 worksites giving more than 10,000 hours of collective time to keep Columbus beautiful,” said Tad Dritz, founder of Green Columbus. “The March 20th event will be a great way to announce our plans, recruit more volunteers and raise some much-needed funds for this huge effort.”
Attendees on March 20 will enjoy a night complete with a silent auction featuring local art and packages from Earth Day sponsors, delicious food, good spirits and friendly neighbors as they support the push to Stand Together 2013. This event will toast the efforts of volunteer organizers and collaborating local organizations with free samples of mead from Brothers Drake Meadery and delicious brew from Great Lakes Brewing Company.
Green Columbus’ 7th annual Earth Day service event – Stand Together 2013 – focuses on a regional approach to local environmental action. Stand Together 2013 is set to be another record-setting event and Green Columbus is pleased to have The Green Funds of the Columbus Foundation championing the event as Lead Sponsor. For more information about Earth Day Columbus, visit www.earthdaycolumbus.org
About Green Columbus
Green Columbus is a non-profit organization that promotes sustainable living in Central Ohio by providing forums that encourage discussion and community participation in environmental awareness by recognizing the need for action and service. The demand for the work of Green Columbus grew from the success of Columbus' Earth Day 2007, the first city-wide Earth Day service celebration in over a decade. This 100% volunteer-driven organization continues facilitate the annual spring event - the largest Earth Day volunteer service project across the country. In 2012, Green Columbus’ 6th annual Earth Day event supported over 100 worksites powered by 3,300+ volunteers investing more than 8,000 hours to enhance local communities, assist area non-profits, revive community gardens, put litter in its place and help keep our waterways clean.
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