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Ashland Town Center Celebrates Earth Day with KidX Crafting Event and Tree Planting in Honor of Pandemic Heroes

On April 21 from 5 p.m. – 6 p.m., Ashland Town Center will host a KidX: To-Go Earth Day crafting event to encourage local children to learn about reusing materials and reducing waste.  The Earth Day crafting event is hosted in partnership with KidX Club®, an organization that sponsors free events to encourage creativity, learning and curiosity.  Earth Day To-Go will include a goody bag filled with a craft and items that can be done at home.  Reservations for Earth Day To-Go are required and can be made here

“As a gathering place for the community, we are committed to improving the lives of our colleagues, guests and the environment,” said Vicki Ramey, General Manager at Ashland Town Center. “We are always working to find new ways to manage our carbon footprint and identify environmentally-friendly alternatives that reduce waste, maximize energy efficiency and improve recycling efforts.”

In addition to the KidX: To-Go Earth Day crafting event, Ashland Town Center will plant a tree in celebration of Earth Day, which will be dedicated to local employees who have worked tirelessly throughout the pandemic.  The tree will be planted near T.J.Maxx.

Ashland Town Center will also share “Green Behind the Scenes” details on social media to highlight the sustainability initiatives that are an essential part of daily operations. Features such as eco-friendly restroom features like air dryers and water-saving fixtures to LED lightbulbs installed throughout the property, demonstrate Ashland Town Center’s ongoing commitment to enhancing sustainability.

In addition to planting a tree this Earth Day, Washington Prime Group, Ashland Town Center’s parent company, has partnered with the parent company of our preferred print vendor ARC® and the environmental non-profit One Tree Planted to participate in the Print & Plant program for tree reforestation. While printing is essential to our business, WPG is committed to working through ARC and One Tree Planted to replace the trees needed to make our paper. Through WPG’s participation in this initiative, ARC estimates it will plant 1,200 trees in 2021 alone.

Ashland Town Center remains focused on providing a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone. All Earth Day events will follow Ashland Town Center’s COVID-19 safety protocols, including rigorous disinfectant and cleaning practices and advance registration for upcoming to-go events. 

In addition, the Code of Conduct, which is posted at the Town Center and available online, includes the following guidelines:

  • Practice social distancing and stay at least 6 feet (2 meters) from other people
  • Covering your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover in accordance with state and local guidelines
  • Do not gather in groups
  • Adhere to each individual tenant’s COVID-19 policies
  • Adhere to all federal, state and local regulations, recommendations and mandates regarding COVID-19

 

Celebrated every year since 1970, Earth Day is considered to be the planet’s largest civic event. Ashland Town Center is proud to demonstrate its commitment to the community and sustainability through these Earth Day celebrations. For more information on the tree planting and other events at Ashland Town Center, visit www.ashlandtowncenter.com.

About Ashland Town Center

Ashland Town Center is the premier retail destination serving three states. The town center is home to more than 70 national and local retail, dining and entertainment options, as well as numerous events and activities throughout the year. A dynamic offering of things to do along with things to buy keeps guests engaged and returning often. Ashland Town Center is open seven days a week; Monday to Saturday 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Sunday noon – 6 p.m. For more information, please call (606) 324-1100 or visit ashlandtowncenter.com. Like us on Facebook at facebook.com/ashlandtowncenter and follow us on Twitter @ShopAshland and Instagram @AshlandTownCenter.