1,000+ participants at 30+ project sites added up to nearly 4,000 hours of service in a single day. Seattle Works Day is a fun and easy way to green up Seattle.
Microsoft also broke Seattle Works Day records. We had three projects this year with over 300 participants - our largest group ever. Microsoft has sponsored each individual on the Microsoft team so it's free for us.
I signed up for the Washington Middle School project. We went weeding, edging, and laying bark mulch at the school. Our help is important as the Seattle School District has limited resources and they have committed to reducing the use of pesticides to make this area safer for all.
The good: the Green theme. It's great to see we're making an effort to keep our urban green spaces beautiful and available for safe outdoor recreational activities.
The bad: nothing really bad, although I felt the music was a little too loud at the after-party. It could have been easier for me to meet more people and talk with them.
The dirty: it was raining throughout the time we were doing the project. I'm actually a special person who enjoys raining. With the rain, getting dirty part is even more fun. 🙂
I joined Seattle Works Day 2006 and I'm looking forward to Seattle Works Day 2008.