Volunteering is becoming an annual Labor Day tradition.
Last year, the Do Your Part team spent Labor Day cleaning up the creek outside our office. We fished out everything from construction cones to aluminum cans.
Our project was in conjunction with Adopt-a-Stream, but that’s just one of many organizations that make it easy to find the environmentally-related volunteer project that’s right for you.
The All For Good nonprofit lists a variety of environmentally focused volunteer opportunities online and it’s easily searchable by ZIP code. You can also post information about events you’re organizing.
Or, decide to do some dirty work by volunteering to plant trees. The Arbor Day Foundation has a database with volunteer opportunities listed by state.
Prefer to do volunteer indoors? Try Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore. They accept donated goods, everything from lighting to furniture to leftover materials from home improvement projects. Their goal is to keep items out of the landfill by putting them back to use. Proceeds from store sales are used to build Habitat For Humanity homes.