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Celebrate Earth Month: 'A Litter Bit Better'

April is Earth Month and I’m eager to do my part in making our community a little “greener.” Interested in joining me?

The last week of April marks the 8th annual ‘A Litter Bit Better’ event. This city-wide litter clean-up effort serves as a great opportunity to get involved in working toward making our downtown community more attractive. From April 19-26, 2014, volunteers from Rochester neighborhoods, businesses, groups, and individuals are invited to take part in this popular event.

Aside from cleaning up our city, volunteers can feel good knowing they are helping the environment and making a positive impact overall.

Is there an area of downtown that you are particularly fond of? You can cater your clean-up to that specific spot! Simply complete the registration form online and contact Mike Kraszewski, Rochester Public Works Department, with any questions at 507.328.2431 or

Fun fact: Earth day (April 22) marks the anniversary of what many consider the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. It was founded by Gaylord Nelson, a preceding U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, after he witnessed the devastation caused by the 1969 massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, CA.

So what are you waiting for? Sign up today and let’s make Rochester ‘a litter bit better’!

Written by: Jeanette Caban

Bio: Meet Jeanette Caban, the RDA’s newest guest blogger! Jeanette lives in Rochester and works at the Post-Bulletin as a Communications Coordinator. In her spare time she enjoys tackling home improvement projects, thrifting, gardening, and cooking – all of which she shares on personal lifestyle blog, SimplyChic. Welcome, Jeanette!‚Äč