Board of Directors Regular Meeting Agenda


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Meeting Date: 03/21/2019  

SUBJECT MATTER:
Receive, consider and act upon a proclamation recognizing Earth Month and The Woodlands G.R.E.E.N.; 
FISCAL IMPACT:
There is no fiscal impact related to this Proclamation;
BACKGROUND:
The Environmental Services Department of The Woodlands Township is producing the ninth annual Earth Day GreenUp community stewardship event on March 23, 2019. Hundreds of volunteers will remove litter from streets, pathways, parks, and stream banks throughout our community.

Individuals, clubs, scouts, neighborhoods, businesses, places of worship, and schools are encouraged to participate.  Schools can also register for a one-day campus clean-up.

Volunteers will check in at a designated park in each village between 8:00 and 10:00 a.m.. where they’ll pick up supplies and a map to their clean-up sites. Following the clean-up everyone is invited to celebrate at North Shore Park from 11:00 a.m.to 1:00 p.m.. The celebration will feature educational booths, kids activities, lunch and t-shirts for clean-up participants, live music, and more.

2019 also marks the 30th Anniversary of The Woodlands Grass-Roots Environmental Network, also known as The Woodlands G.R.E.E.N.,  who has been active in this community since 1989.  The Woodlands G.R.E.E.N. has contributed to the community in numerous ways, including initiating neighborhood recycling drives, partnering with the Township's Environmental Services Department's 3R Bazaar, Earth Day, Walk in The Woods Nature Lecture Series, water conservation initiatives and a Student Ambassador program. This program has awarded scholarships to graduating  high school seniors in The Woodlands area, totaling approximately $44,500 to 43 students since 2006. A History of The Woodlands G.R.E.E.N. is provided (Attachment A).

In consideration of Earth Day and the 30th Anniversary of The Woodlands Grass-Roots Environmental Network, a Proclamation has been presented proclaiming April 2019 as "Celebrate Earth Month... Celebrate The Woodlands G.R.E.E.N." in The Woodlands Texas.
 
RECOMMENDATION:
It is recommended to proclaim Saturday, March 23, 2019, as “Earth Day GreenUp” and to proclaim April 2019, as “Celebrate Earth Month... Celebrate The Woodlands G.R.E.E.N." in The Woodlands Texas.
Attachments
Attachment A - History of Woodlands GREEN
Celebrate Earth Month… Celebrate The Woodlands G.R.E.E.N Proclamation
Additional Materials - The Woodlands G.R.E.E.N.


    

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