#ygkChallenge: Spring Thaw Clean Up

spring clean up, Kingston, OntarioThe #ygkchallenge is an ongoing series where we dare you to be different, resolve to be better, and or do something awesome in support of our beloved community. Each week, Kingstonist establishes a new, ambitious or quirky goal, encouraging you to step out of your comfort zone and do something great, and hopefully a little out of the ordinary. By taking part in this community-wide initiative, we hope to make Kingston (and the world) a slightly better place to live, work and play.

This week’s #ygkchallenge encourages you to:

Clean up winter’s mess. Is it safe to come out yet? Did you know that the other times we’ve posted this challenge were always in March? I’m very carefully going to suggest that, on April 16th 2015, spring is here. It’s s till a tad chilly to venture out without a jacket but the sun is shining and the crocuses are peeking up all over the place. Finally! So, now we get to deal with the crud that a long, cold, snowy winter leaves behind. This week we challenge you to do your part in cleaning up ygk. Start with your own front lawn, parking lot, driveway, sidewalk, any place you go daily that is littered with remnants of winter. Want to take it a step further? We’re all coming out of hibernation and taking the time to enjoy the sunshine with walks downtown or along the waterfront. Next time you head out, grab a bag and fill it up with garbage you find along the way. It will help beautify our town and it’ll make you feel good too. Happy spring, ygk!

Join us in completing this week’s #ygkchallenge by liking it on Facebook and/or re-Tweeting it on Twitter. By liking and sharing, you’re not only committing to doing something great, but you’re also helping us spread the word and hopefully encouraging others to participate.

Photo credit to Hindrik Sijens.

Danielle Lennon

Danielle Lennon is Kingstonist's Co-Founder. She was the Editor, Community Event Coordinator and Contributor at-large (2008-2018). She is otherwise employed as a section violinist with the Kingston Symphony, violin teacher, studio musician and cat lover. Learn more about Danielle...

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