Summer Pie Picnic Encourages the Community to Go Green

July 13, 2014

There were plenty of pies on hand for anyone looking to indulge, but they were just the attention grabbers.

The focus of Saturday's event was to encourage the community to make small strides towards helping the environment and to do that, organizers offered several tips on how to green your summer.

"We're really excited to get people to take action so we have examples of homemade detergent. We have a T-shirt made into a reusable bag and we also have examples of bug spray and better sunscreen," says Teri Kent, Better World Betty Program Manager.

Better World Betty also using the event to unveil a new way for Charlottesville-area residents to go green at home.

"We're asking people from the menu to choose one thing that they can do between now and the end of the summer to help the environment, so everybody's writing those down. The cool thing is, on the website we have a green plate and we're making that darker with every action that people complete. It's making a cleaner-greener Charlottesville," says Kent.

The organization is also sharing its home menu with participating businesses in the Better Business Challenge to promote larger community-wide efforts.

Click the link on the side of the page to find out how you can sign the pledge to help the environment.


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