MILWAUKEE (WITI) — The Fourth Annual Urban Grassroots Earth Day Clean-Up and Celebration was held at Victory Over Violence Park on Saturday, April 19th to clean-up the environment and celebrate the community.
The Earth Day celebration is a collaborative effort involving Alderwoman Priscilla Coggs, Urban Grass Roots Inc., Career Youth Development, and Ori Entertainment.
Milwaukeeans got a jump-start on Earth Day by working to make a difference in the community and the world by cleaning up garbage and planting flowers in the community.
“It started out as a pet peeve seeing so much trash and litter in the inner city and my motto is that is we can change the way we view our community, we can change the mentality of it as well, ” said Priscilla Coggs-Jones, founder of Urban Grass Roots Inc.
Volunteers focused on the area west of the park from Martin Luther King Junior Dr. all the way to 7th St.