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Earth Day: Take Part in the Biggest Volunteer Event in History

Earth Day Network is implementing a nationally coordinated environmental volunteer cleanup to mark Earth Day 2019, in collaboration with partners across the U.S., including National CleanUp Day and Keep America Beautiful. All over the country people are encouraged to get up, get out, and help clean their communities to celebrate Earth Day on 22 April.

People have a right to expect a clean environment and can exercise that right by helping to clean their own communities. More than 3,000 cleanups are planned for green spaces, urban landscapes and waterways, in conjunction with grassroots organizations. Events will take place throughout the remainder of the month of April.

“The Great Global Cleanup will bring together millions of people around the globe to create the largest coordinated volunteer event in history,” Earth Day Network President Kathleen Rogers said. “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.”

Plastic pollution and waste challenge every community, every day, and these cleanups offer a chance to make a real difference. Cleanups are planned in over 80 cities and towns, including Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Honolulu, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Richmond, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, D.C.

More cities and sites are being added every day and volunteer registration is open now. Sign up here.

Earth Day Network’s mission is to diversify, educate, and activate the environmental movement worldwide. Growing out of the first Earth Day in 1970, Earth Day Network now works with more than 50,000 partners in 190 countries to build environmental democracy. More than one billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world.

The Earth Day 2019 Cleanup aims to inspire volunteerism and achieve a tangible impact on the waste we see in our environment. The campaign includes mobile registration, digital mapping, social media, photo sharing, corporate volunteer engagement, and data collection on the cleanup results.

Building on best practices from 2019, this event will then be scaled up for the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day in 2020, which will be known as the Great Global Cleanup, featuring more than 100,000 events globally with a goal of collecting more than one billion pieces of trash.

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