Earth Day cleanups, awards deadline and coffee gift cards

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April 6, 2021


Earth Day 2021

Earth Day can be a chance to showcase your company's environmental efforts, renew sustainability commitments, or simply to gather employees outside on a nice Spring day for a cleanup event or other restoration project. 

The theme for Earth Day 2021 is Restore Our Earth with an emphasis on climate action and cleanup events. Volunteer Match is a great tool that allows you to search by location and environmental cause to identify events that your organization can join. Another site for searching events affiliated with Earth Day is the Great Global Cleanup

Clean up events are highly effective ways of connecting employees with the natural area around your business. Witnessing the extent of single-use plastics and other items persisting in the environment can also have lasting impact and lead to additional actions.

Here are a few other actions you can take as you gear up for Earth Day: 

Look forward to hearing from you!

Laura Armstrong

Maryland Green Registry


Apply by April 23, 2021

The deadline is coming up - the day after Earth Day - so don't miss your chance!  Provide brief responses to two questions and make sure your online member profile is up to date.  

Former Leadership Award winners with significant new achievements are encouraged to apply for the 2021 Sustainability Leadership Circle using the same form. 


Coffee gift cards and other prizes 

Thanks to all who have shared their organization's environmental certifications at Certification Central and to the many who also offered to share their experience with others. Submit the form by June 1 and you'll also be eligible for a prize drawing. 

Many thanks to Starbucks Landover Hills, which has donated Starbucks gift cards and reusable coffee cups for the prize drawing.  If you'd like to contribute an item or service from your organization, please let us know at