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Earth Day Network’s 2019 Clean Up Spans Thousands of Locations During April

April 15, 2019

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Steve Jewett
National CleanUp Day
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communications@earthday.org
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Washington, D.C.

April 15, 2019 – 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.

People have a right to expect a clean environment and can exercise that right by helping to clean their own communities with over 3,000 cleanups of green spaces, urban landscapes and waterways with grassroots organizations leading up to Earth Day on April 22 and taking place throughout the remainder of the month of April.  

Volunteers across the U.S. are coming together with grassroots organizations for Earth Day 2019 to clean up over 3,000 green spaces, urban landscapes, and waterways. Plastic pollution and waste challenge every community, every day, and these clean ups offer a chance to make a real difference.

Cleanups are planned in over 80 cities and town, 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.

Volunteer registration is open right now. Volunteers are invited to sign up at here.

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

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, which will be known as the Great Global Clean Up, featuring more than 100,000 events globally with goal of 1 billion pieces of trash collected.

“The Great Global Clean Up 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.” For more information, go to earthday.org/greatglobalcleanup.

Earth Day 2019 Clean Up sponsors include Toyota, Kiehl’s Since 1851, Dos Gardenias, Burton Snowboards and Fetzer.

About Us

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 earthday.org

National CleanUp Day is a call to action. National CleanUp Day is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, dedicated to keeping our nation’s urban, rural, and outdoor public spaces free of litter and trash. For more information, please visit nationalcleanupday.org

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 kab.org

For more information contact:

communications@earthday.org • 202.355.8875

National CleanUp Day • Mike DeCarlo

mike@scrimshawpr.com • 908.902.8413

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