Group of young professionals cleans up trash on Earth Day


Monday was Earth Day, and the drizzly weather didn’t keep a group of people in Colorado Springs from doing their part to take care of our environment. 

The group taking charge is called Aspiring Change Makers. It’s a group of young professionals who get together and do things for the community.  

On Earth Day they decided to pick up trash on Pikes Peak Greenway Trail near Urban Peak off Sierra Madre Street. 

Aspiring Change Makers of Colorado Springs group leader Samuel Thomas Elliott explained why they did this.  

“Keep that green space looking green and give back to the outdoors we love,” Elliott said. 

Monday afternoon, the group scouted out trash, which wasn’t hard because the trail was covered in litter.   

“It’s so important to keep our Earth clean, because this is our home,” said Stephanie Sapp, a group member.  

The group filled up multiple trash bags. They said they know it may get dirty again shortly, but believe the small gesture made a big difference. 

“It helps bring a bit of ownership to our city, and I think that’s a great thing,” group member Eric Herrera said. “I think the message we are trying to send is to remember that no matter how small the group, no matter what kind of impact you think you have, you might think it’s little, but it’s always an impact.”

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