Press Release

National CleanUp Day announces return on Sept. 21

Millions across the U.S. will participate and help beautify their communities in the third annual National CleanUp Day DENVER, CO (June 18, 2019) National CleanUp Day is a nonprofit organization, created by co-founders Steve Jewett and Bill Willoughby to answer the question, “What would the world be like if everyone picked up at least one piece of litter?” Last year nearly 2 million people answered the call and participated in the second annual National CleanUp Day in cities, beaches, parks, and trails across the country. On Sept. 21, National CleanUp Day will return for year three, and expects participation of over 3 million volunteers, thanks to the rapid growth and enthusiasm behind the new green holiday. Taking place on the third Saturday every September, National CleanUp Day was founded to rally volunteers to better our environment by collaborating with one another to improve their local communities. Cleanups in September will be held in all 50 states and United States territories, in settings from rural to urban and everywhere in-between. Any individual, group or organization can start their own cleanup by simply going to the event’s site and signing up. “National CleanUp Day’s purpose is to assist in promoting a clean outdoors for all, and creating a call to action to help mobilize communities to beautify their areas,” said Jewett. “The event will help clean the country, and also connect people and strengthen the relationships of volunteers and grassroot organizations in neighborhoods big and small.” National CleanUp Day is made possible by a vast network of community-based volunteer groups leading the charge. Partners include the Earth Day Network, the world’s largest recruiter to the environmental movement, and Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s leading community improvement nonprofit organization. To sign up, find, or start a cleanup, go to The work of course does not end in September. Earth Day Network is continuing their partnership with National CleanUp Day and Keep America Beautiful for their Great Global Cleanup™ in 2020, a worldwide cleanup throughout April 2020 to help celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. About Us National CleanUp Day is dedicated to keeping our nation’s urban, rural, and outdoor public spaces free of litter and trash. We are a national network of stewards of the outdoors. National CleanUp Day is the one day we all unite to end trash and litter. National CleanUp Day is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. For more information, please visit 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 50,000 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. Learn more at Keep America Beautiful inspires and educates people to take action every day to improve and beautify their community environment. Established in 1953, Keep America Beautiful strives to End Littering, Improve Recycling and Beautify America’s Communities. Learn more at Media Contact: Mike DeCarlo- Scrimshaw PR [email protected]