2011 DVGBC Earth Day of Service

Get your Hands Dirty at the 2011 Earth Day of Service
Volunteer for the day and make a local impact with your gift of time

Please visit our Kickstarter page to make a donation and read more about this exciting project!!

Saturday, April 30, 2011
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


DVGBC Emerging Professionals, Kensington CAPA High School students and faculty, and Philadelphia Mural Arts Program are partnering with New Kensington Community Development Corporation, Urban Tree Connection, Philly Food Forests, Earth Force, East Kensington Neighbors Association to create this collaborative project and celebrate Earth Day. This "day of service" will allow many organizations and individuals to come together and do their part in becoming environmental stewards this Earth Month.

The project at Kensington CAPA includes the creation of an urban organic vegetable garden and painting a mural that is 300+ feet long! Kensington CAPA is a new LEED Platinum school (the first one in PA) located in the Kensington/Fishtown area of Philadelphia. Along with the mural and garden volunteer work, there will be a Sustainability Fair, informational displays, demonstrations and school tours scheduled throughout the day. We'll also have eco-friendly art activities for younger children to partake in while the garden and mural are being completed.

Saturday, April 30th -- 8am-4pm
Kensington CAPA High School
1901 N. Front St. (at Front and Berks Streets)
Rain date: Saturday, May 7th

The Mayor's Office of Sustainability will be volunteering throughout the day and Mayor Michael Nutter will be in attendance as well to kick off one of our volunteer shifts!

This event is FREE, but registration is required for volunteering.

Volunteers and donations are needed to make this event and project a success! Please email Kate Jacobi at Mural Arts (kate.jacobi@muralarts.org) for volunteer registration. Volunteer shifts are available in 2-hour time slots for the mural. Volunteer shifts for the garden are currently filled.

Please visit our Kickstarter page to make a donation and read more about this exciting project!!

Download the event flyer

Thank You to Our Sponsors:





Michael & Carol Roche
Alpha3 Consulting
DP Partners
T.U.C.S. Services
Larsel & Landis
Jim & Mary Frances Connors
STV Incorporated
Nando Micale
Richard A. Krakow, M.D.
The Azers
Mike & Linda Jacobi
Alaina Jacobi