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Join ASLA and EARTHDAY.ORG in the Great Global Cleanup!

 From ASLA CEO Torey Carter-Conneen:

This April, ASLA is celebrating the work of landscape architects to help communities grow together, with each other and with their natural surroundings. Pollution is a prodigious issue in public open spaces – causing flooding, spreading illness, contaminating water sources, and at the root of a myriad of other problems.

ASLA is incredibly proud to partner with EARTHDAY.ORG on The Great Global Cleanup initiative during World Landscape Architecture Month to combat this issue and support healthy, resilient, and sustainable open spaces for all. We hope you will join us!

Do a Cleanup!

  • Follow our Great Global Cleanup Safety Checklist before you begin.
  • Cleanup on your own or with a group and report your work here!
  • You can also find public cleanups available on the cleanup map, or you can look here.
  • Select a location, such as a nearby park, river, or trail, to cleanup.
  • Return to this page and complete your cleanup form.
  • We will review your Cleanup and post it to our map within 24 hours.

Register your Cleanup

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Fast Facts about Global Waste


Premature deaths annually caused by uncontrolled burning of household waste.


People live without any waste collection services.


Of all plastics ever produced have accumulated in the natural environment or landfills.

Reducing your waste while at home! Ready to help us in our global campaign to build clean communities? Learn more about how you can help as an individual.

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Tiny But Deadly: Cigarette butts are the most commonly polluted plastic, 4.5 Trillion butts currently pollute our global environment. Learn more about how EARTHDAY.ORG is cleaning up tiny toxic waste.

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About ASLA:

Founded in 1899, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) is the professional association for landscape architects in the United States. The Society’s mission is to advance landscape architecture through advocacy, communication, education and fellowship. Sustainability has been part of ASLA’s mission since its founding and is an overarching value that informs all of the Society’s programs and operations. ASLA has been a leader in demonstrating the benefits of green infrastructure and resilient development practices through the creation of its own green roof, co-development of the SITES® Rating System, and the creation of publicly accessible sustainable design resources.

Find out more about ASLA, and learn about the upcoming World Landscape Architecture Month and activities here.

Find out more ways to get involved with EARTHDAY.ORG!