Teens Needed to Participate in Project Green Teens’ Earth Day Projects on Sunday, April 22, 2012

Registration forms available at VBgov.com/PGT; Registration required by April 17, 2012

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Teens with a desire to promote environmental awareness are needed for Project Green Teens’ 2012 Earth Day Projects at the Earth Day Celebration at Mount Trashmore Park on Sunday, April 22, 2012. Teens (grades 7 – 12) will help assess the recycling efforts at Mount Trashmore Park, and help inform the celebration attendees about Project Green Teens’ environmental efforts. Teens can participate in various activities, such as: 

  • 9 am – 10:30 am: A clean up of Mount Trashmore Park.
  • 10:30 am – 4 pm: Staffing the Project Green Teens booth, where teens will be selling water bottles. Teens will also be educating Earth Day attendees about Project Green Teens’ projects.
  • 10:30 am – 4 pm: Bag Monster appearances. Teens can wear a costume made from 500 plastic bags, and encourage Earth Day attendees to reduce their use of plastic bags
  • 11:30 am – 3 pm: Dumpster Dive. Working in teams, and wearing provided safety equipment, they will collect items from the trash bins and recycling dumpsters to be sorted and weighed. Afterwards, they will develop recommendations on how to improve the park’s recycling initiative.

Participants must be in grades 7-12 and need to register in advance. Registration forms are available at http://www.vbgov.com/government/offices/yoo/Documents/PGT/dumpster-dive-app.pdf and must be submitted by April 17, 2012. In addition, participants are encouraged to attend the Dumpster Dive meeting from 7 pm to 8 pm, Tuesday, April 19, 2012 at Kempsville Recreation Center, 800 Monmouth Lane.

For more information about the 2012 Dumpster Dive, please contact Caryl Thompson at (757) 385-4871 or cthompso@VBgov.com. Information about Project Green Teens is available at VBgov.com/PGT or Facebook.com/ProjectGreenTeens. More information about the Earth Day Celebration at Mount Trahsmore Park is available at www.vbgov.com/earthday.

Project Green Teens is a volunteer group of teens who strive to improve the environment and the mindset of the Virginia Beach community. These green teen leaders find and complete projects that make a difference in our parks, neighborhoods and schools while earning community service hours.

The Youth Opportunities Team’s mission is to work collaboratively to insure the health, success and well-being of All Virginia Beach youth through Awareness, Education, Partnerships and Prevention. For more information, call (757) 385-0464 (TTY: 757-711 Virginia Relay), or visit VBgov.com/yoo.

Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation’s vision is a balanced, sustainable and value-focused system of parks, recreation and public spaces that creates a sense of community.  We are accredited by CAPRA, the certifying agency of the National Recreation and Park Association. For more information, call (757) 385-1100 (TTY: 711 Virginia Relay), visit VBgov.com/parks or sign up for our email newsletters at VBgov.com/eNews.