Posted on 07/05/2019

#trashtag, a social movement that has taken the internet by storm, started as a simple initiative to encourage teenagers to pick up litter in their community. The Mill Creek Arts & Beautification Board hopes to light a similar spark in residents throughout Mill Creek and neighboring communities. With the simple hashtag, #trashtagMillCreek, the A&B Board believes that people can make a positive impact on their community.

Every Saturday throughout July and August, the A&B Board would like to encourage Mill Creek residents to get outside and pick up litter and debris around their neighborhood parks, local running trail or after a community event has swept through Town Center.

To participate in #trashtagMillCreek, take a snapshot of an outdoor space that needs a bit of extra TLC. Get to work with a pair of gloves and garbage bag in hand. The board also asks that participants please take extra care in cleaning up debris that may contain contaminates, needles or other potentially hazardous materials. After admiring your hard work, take a second photo of your efforts and share via Instagram! Come the end of summer, the A&B Board would like to recognize participants in some sort of capacity. The ultimate goal of #trashtagMillCreek is to inspire a sense of environmental activism and pride in our wonderful communities.  

Please join the Mill Creek A&B Board on Saturday, July 6th, in this social challenge by posting a before and after picture of your cleanup projects via #trashtagMillCreek.