Press Release


Event Kicks Off with Earth Day 2019 Clean Ups in Cities Across the U.S.

For Immediate Release:  March 18, 2019, Washington D.C. Earth Day Network is implementing a nationally coordinated environmental volunteer Clean Up in honor of Earth Day 2019, In collaboration with partners across the U.S., including National Clean Up Day. Building on best practices and verifiable metrics from 2019, this event will then be scaled-up for the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day in 2020 as the Great Global Clean Up with more than 100,000 events globally and one billion pieces of trash collected. Volunteers in 13 cities across the U.S. will come together with grassroots organizations for Earth Day 2019 to clean up U.S. green spaces, urban landscapes, and waterways. Clean Ups will take place on or around Saturday, April 27 in Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Honolulu, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Richmond, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, D.C. Volunteers are invited to sign up at Volunteer registration begins on March 15 and will continue until April 25. Check back often for additional Clean Up events. With approximately 25 Clean Up locations in each city and over 300 total Clean Ups, the Earth Day 2019 Clean Up aims to inspire volunteerism and achieve tangible impacts on waste in our environments. The unified campaign includes mobile registration, digital mapping, social media, photo sharing, corporate volunteer engagement, and data collection on Clean Up results. “The Great Global Clean Up will bring together millions of people around the globe to create the largest coordinated volunteer event in history,” says Earth Day Network president Kathleen Rogers. “We are excited to kick off in cities across the U.S. in 2019, and to expand globally in 2020 in honor of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.” For more information, go to Earth Day 2019 Clean Up sponsors include Toyota, Kiehl’s Since 1851, Dos Gardenias, Burton Snowboards and Fetzer. Earth Day Network’s mission is to diversify, educate, and activate the environmental movement worldwide. Growing out of the first Earth Day (1970), Earth Day Network works with more than 75,000 partners in 190 countries to build environmental democracy. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world. For more information contact: [email protected] • 202.355.8875 [email protected] • 858.663.7019