This week, ELAW volunteers are busy preparing for Earth Day.

On Saturday April 21st ELAW will join about forty organizations at the Earth Action Arena at the annual Earth Day Celebration in Eugene, OR.

To get ready for this event, ELAW volunteers have teamed up to design a trivia game and set up activities for children in recognition of this year’s Earth Day theme: “Listen to Our Children.” Volunteers will be staffing ELAW’s booth at the event to answer questions about ELAW’s work protecting communities and the planet.

We hope to see you there!

One of the highlights of ELAW’s booth is a collaborative work of art designed by ELAW volunteers Kenyon Acton and Sheena Moore, and local business owner Aaron Keeney of Synergy Metalworking. Kenyon and Sheena spent countless hours designing and building an eco-themed lampshade made from recycled materials, while Aaron fabricated the lamp base from recycled stainless steel. Play ELAW’s trivia game or buy $1 raffle tickets at the ELAW booth to enter to win this lamp and other prizes.

In addition to celebrating Earth Day, ELAW is proud to recognize the many accomplishments and contributions of dedicated volunteers. This week (April 15-21) is National Volunteer Week.

In 2011, ELAW volunteers contributed over 1,300 hours of their time to making the world a better place. Volunteers have assisted with everything from data entry, to translation in Spanish, French, Turkish, Chinese, Russian, and Mongolian, to updating and maintaining ELAW’s website and getting the word out about our at events such as the Earth Day Celebration.

Click here for more information about volunteering at ELAW.

Thank you ELAW volunteers!

Melanie Giangreco
ELAW Volunteer Coordinator