Tiny but deadly: Cigarette butts are the most commonly polluted plastic
If I asked you, what is the most common form of plastic pollution, what would you say? Plastic bottles? Straws?Read more
The Great Global Cleanup® is a worldwide campaign to remove billions of pieces of trash from neighborhoods, beaches, rivers, lakes, trails, and parks — reducing waste and plastic pollution, improving habitats, and preventing harm to wildlife and humans. This program aims to continue clean ups every day of the year for a brighter, greener, and cleaner planet.
Where will you fit into the story of beautifying our world?
Check our these resources to start beautifying or planet by picking up one piece of litter at a time!
A partnership with The Great Global Cleanup means you will be involved year round in the work our organization does. You will have a platform when Earth Day comes around each April. This will mean a partnership with our activities for World Cleanup Day and engagement with partners such as Let’s Do It World, National CleanUp Day and Keep America Beautiful. We are forming a coalition of like minded organizations and individuals committed to achieving our mutual goals of protecting our environment through community outreach and networking.
You have access to the digital global map that showcases your cleanups and allows you to view cleanups globally. You will also have access to toolkits, cleanup competitions, participation in social media campaigns, access to tailor made toolkits, and be able to participate in webinars and Earth Day Live sessions.
Individual or organizational efforts can be amplified on our website and social channels through storytelling, sharing media content and showcasing best practices and success stories.
Premature deaths annually are 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.
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Small groups can have a big impact! Beach cleanups and park cleanups are especially popular with groups.
Go out on your own! Whether a lot or a little, every piece of litter removed makes a difference.
Pick up while jogging! Have fun and get a workout while cleaning your trails.
Whether it’s a big group event or a solo cleanup, you can get involved anywhere. Beach cleanups, park cleanups, and neighborhood cleanups are all fair game.
Check out our cleanup guide for organizers and volunteers to make sure you’re prepared, protected, and effective!
Amplify individual and organizational efforts by sharing your cleanup story. Inspire others by your actions to continue the great work of cleaning up our planet!
Watch as EARTHDAY.ORG Cleans up Roosevelt Island with The Today Show’s Al Roker and Bill Nye The Science Guy
Earth Day founder Dennis Hayes and Zac Efron agree that plastic is the problem and Cleanups are a great way for anyone to do their part.
Send local environmental data to scientists and sign petitions for change in your region
With coronavirus forcing shutdowns and bans, much of our attention has turned inward. We’re learning a lot about ourselves, as well as our habits. That includes how much waste we create.Read more
On June 8, Route Brazil hosted a one-of-a-kind cleanup event on the sandy beaches of Rio de Janeiro.Read more
Two decades of partnerships to diversify and activate the environmental movement through the voting process.
Plastic pollution impacts human and ecosystem health and everyday actions can lessen the problem.