LA Sanitation & Environment (LASAN) and Grades of Green have teamed up to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day by challenging Los Angeles families to reduce their impact on the environment by improving their waste footprint!
"Though we can't all come together this year as planned to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, we can all do something at home to celebrate, protect and heal the environment," said Enrique Zaldivar, Executive Director and General Manager of LA Sanitation and Environment. "A milestone like this deserves special attention so we offered up a prize that we have never offered before: an exclusive curbside visit from a solid resources collection driver and vehicle. We hope it inspires many families to participate and that these simple activities become regular eco-friendly habits."
LASAN will award one lucky participant with the opportunity to amaze the guests at their child’s next birthday party or event with a visit from an LASAN collection truck! This is a perfect opportunity for the little ones who love to see the truck come by each week to pick up waste and recyclables. Guests will be able to see the truck up-close, operate the controls, and learn all about the vehicle from an LASAN Refuse Collection Truck Operator!
To qualify, families must complete three (3) sustainable activities in a row on an #LASANbingo Card which will reduce their waste footprint. Then a parent or legal guardian can post a picture of their family’s completed bingo card and projects on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter or send the photos in via email. When posting to social media, families should remember to include the hashtag #LASANbingo and tag both @lacitysan and @gradesofgreen to join the community of people reducing their waste impact to help the environment! The challenge is open from April 22, 2020, at 10:00am PDT through April 30, 2020, at 5:00pm PDT.
There are plenty of ways that people can reduce their waste footprint by participating in the #LASANbingo Challenge, and the challenge’s website is full of ideas for families to reduce their food waste, garden, create art from recycled materials, help keep the sewer system healthy, and more. Whatever the project, it’s a fun way to get the kids thinking creatively about reducing the amount of waste we send to the landfill.
For more information, post eligibility requirements and rules, please visit gradesofgreen.org/lasanbingo