During the winter months we have been busy planning a big tree planting project. This will be a collaborative project and the entire community is invited to take part; we are looking for 250+ volunteers over several days!! The Tree Planting initiative serves as the kick off for a series of educational events focused on energy savings sponsored by Alliant Energy Hometown Rewards. It also happens to be Global Youth Service Day, the largest service event in the world and celebrates the work that young people are doing to improve communities. And don’t forget, Sunday the 22nd is Earth Day…this is a great way to be involved in a meaningful project by working together with fellow residents to make a difference here in Fairfield. There are volunteer needs leading up to the big tree planting as well as actually digging in the dirt and getting the trees in the ground. Here are some opportunities:
Saturday, April 14th: 10 volunteers per ward, to hang doorhangers and posters
Sunday, April 22: 10 volunteers to help with clean up efforts after the picnic dinner
Volunteers should sign up ahead of time for their preferred time slot so that we can plan accordingly. Bring your friends and family and share this email far and wide!
Plan to wear clothes and shoes that can get dirty, consider a pair of gloves and bring along some drinking water or snacks.
At the end of Sunday, we will be hosting a picnic dinner in celebration of the tree planting efforts and to kick off the entire Alliant Energy Hometown Rewards Grant and the series of events and educational efforts that will follow. A Dinner (catered by Hy-Vee, including vegetarian options) and Entertainment (Jefferson County Green Band) will follow from 4:30-8:00.
Dig In, Fairfield Partners: Trees Forever, Alliant Energy Hometown Rewards, City of Fairfield, Iowa State University Extension, Fairfield Volunteer Center, Fairfield Parks and Rec, Fairfield Trails Council, Fairfield Schools, Maharishi School, Singing Cedars School, EcoFairfield
Hometown Reward Program Partners: Alliant Energy, City of Fairfield, Iowa State University Extension, Fairfield Public Library, Fairfield Volunteer Center, Fairfield residents
Hometown Reward Program Sponsors: Ideal Energy
Please RSVP with your availability via phone at 641.209.9045 or email firstname.lastname@example.org by April 6. If you are a student contact James
Fairfield Volunteer Center, Inc.
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