Celebrate Earth Day every day!

Plan Hillsborough staff earth day clean-up

May 2022 – At Plan Hillsborough, we make plans for a resilient, sustainable, and thriving future throughout the year. But we recently celebrated Earth Day and Clean Air Month at community events. We were hands on with Environmental Protection Commission (EPC) staff and County Commissioner Harry Cohen for the Great Port Cleanup at McKay Bay on Earth Day; all in with hundreds of earth-lovers at EcoFest 2022 at MOSI on April 23; and loving clean air for our community at the EPC Clean Air Fair 2022 on May 5. 

On April 23, we also were proud to continue support for the Healthy 22nd Street Garden Steps program at their Earth Day Celebration that included a Community Garden Month proclamation from Tampa Mayor Jane Castor recognizing the TPO’s establishment of Garden Steps, a Hillsborough Metropolitan Planning Organization project, that seeks to create community gardens with easy pedestrian and bicycle access in identified areas that have limited access to affordable and nutritious food, known as food deserts, in the city of Tampa with a goal of improving health equity and population health by increasing access to fresh fruits and vegetables, and the program received the 2019 First Runner Up Award in the national Healthiest Cities/Counties Challenge, and the $50,000 award helped to continue improving health equity in the Tampa community.”

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