The Breckenridge Grand Vacations (BGV) Sustainability Department hosts World Cleanup Day for owners, guests and employees to take part in beautifying Breckenridge by cleaning up trash around the town. This is the second clean-up day this year, following the annual spring clean-up hosted by the Town of Breckenridge.
World Cleanup Day is an international event celebrated annually in September that encourages community members to get out outside with their friends and families to help improve their communities. Many communities around the world host events such as this and even compete to see how many bags of trash they can pick up in an hour. At BGV, we host a friendly competition among our volunteers, awarding prizes for a variety of achievements, including recognition for the strangest item found. We hold a raffle at the end of the event for more fun zero waste themed prizes.
The 2021 event will be hosted on September 20th this year and will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m. Volunteers should meet at the Blue River Plaza by the Welcome Center in Breckenridge. Supplies will be handed out and coffee and light snacks will be served. From the Plaza, everyone will spread out and conquer different areas of town before slowly making your way to The Boot Saloon at Grand Timber Lodge (75 Snowflake Drive) for a post-event BBQ. BGV employees who participate in this event may use their paid volunteer time benefit. Everyone is welcome and we hope to see you there!
This is a great way to get involved in the community, enjoy some fresh air and even make new friends! Please be sure to RSVP to Ekimmel@breckgv.com by September 17th at Noon with the number of participants in your group and include any food allergies. There is no age restriction. All clean-up supplies will be provided. All you need is a backpack for snacks, water and any layers you might want. And don’t forget…dress for the weather!