Have 15 minutes free at lunch or an entire morning to volunteer?
Head outside and pick up trash and litter around your home, school, or workplace. Grab a piece of chalk to leave your #itsmycity mark behind. Share your work on social media with #itsmycity. There is LITTERally a way for everyone to get involved on Indy Do Day!
#ItsMyCity Indy Do Day Cleanup
1. Get Organized
• Form your cleanup group: All it takes is one person! Or go big and involve your co-workers, family, or neighbors.
• Pick a time and area for your litter pick-up.
• Head to KIB’s office or greatindycleanup.com to request free cleanup supplies!
2. Cleanup: Get outside and put litter in its place!
3. Mark Your Spot: Leave an anti-litter message behind in chalk with #itsmycity
4. Share Your Work: Upload a picture of your cleanup on social media using #itsmycity
Did you know 70% of pollution in our surface water is carried there by storm water runoff?
Spending a few minutes cleaning up our streets, sidewalks, and greenspaces will have a BIG impact on the health and beauty of our community. If everyone in Indianapolis does one small thing, picks up one piece of litter every day, together we can create a cleaner and greener city
If you’re on the educational side of things, we’ve got a way for you to get involved too!
School teachers and administrators! We need your help to engage students in the It’s My City Initiative! We want to be sure to include Marion County K-12 students in this city-wide effort to make Indianapolis Clean, Green, and Beautiful. Please use the chalk set to allow your students to create meaningful chalk art around your school about the importance of cleaning the city. Be sure to send chalk art pictures to @itsmycityindy or ahaynes@ kibi.org and use #itsmycity for social media.
#ItsMyCity Schools: Chalk It Up on Indy Do Day
1. Get Organized
• Make it a school-wide, grade-level, individual classroom, or recess project.
• Set a time and designated area for litter pickup and messaging.
• Head to KIB’s office or join KIB’s Adopt-A-Block Schools program for FREE litter cleanup supplies (kibi.org/adopt-a-block-schools).
2. Cleanup: Get students outside to pick up trash and leave the grounds beautiful!
3. Mark Your Spot: Have students create an anti-litter message with sidewalk chalk (encourage them to include #itsmycity)!
4. Share Your Work: Teachers can upload a picture of the cleanup on social media using #itsmycity
For additional questions, contact Ashley Haynes (email@example.com) or Jasmine Burditt (Jasmine.Burditt@Indy.Gov).
Teachers: Activities address Indiana’s academic standards for social studies, persuasive writing, and visual arts.