September Environmental Celebration - World Clean Up Day
Saturday, September 18th
World Clean Up Day is an annual global social action program aimed at combating solid waste and marine debris. Since the origin of this event in 2008, 180 countries and over 50 million volunteers have participated in clean up events. There is beauty in cooperation and collaboration, and by the simple act of cleaning, we can bind groups together throughout the planet. There are a number of local clean up events happening throughout the year, many of them organized by Xtreme Clean-up, through each city’s park services, or by state or county parks. What if everyone picked up one bag of litter? It doesn’t have to be an organized event. You can participate in an informal clean up yourself, or with family or friends. In these days of COVID, it’s a perfect activity to do with your own safe pod of people.
Take Action Steps:
- You can participate by joining this mission through their website: www.worldcleanupday.us, and register for an individual or public clean up event, or find a registered clean up near you.
- Additionally, upcoming Xtreme clean-up events can be found here http://www.xstreamcleanup.org/upcoming-events.
- And, the Waste Commission of Scott County’s environmental outreach program, iLivehereqc.org, offers clean up supplies for FREE to anyone that would like to do a clean up in their community. Get more information at https://www.ilivehereqc.org/. They request that participants send in results after their clean up which can be submitted through the website: https://www.ilivehereqc.org/Cleanup-Events/Report-Results.aspx.