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Earth Day Network launches the great global clean up

#EarthDayNetwork, the global coordinator of #EarthDay, will reveal details of The Great Global Clean up at the Clean World Conference taking place January 23 to 25 in Tallinn, Estonia and invite clean up organisers from around the world to join together in solving problems of global #waste.



Earthday.org president Kathleen Rogers will speak at the conference about the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and opportunities to come together to achieve tangible impacts on waste in our environment. The Great Global Clean up in April 2020 is expected to be the largest volunteer event in history. The goal is to remove billions of pieces of trash from our green spaces, urban communities, and waterways. Improved health and positive growth can be achieved once people gain the expectation that their community will be clean.


Presenting partners of The Great Global Clean up include World Clean up Day, Let’s Do It World, National Clean up Day and Keep America Beautiful. Thousands more partners are being encouraged to unite to create clean communities with a series of clean up events from late March to early May 2020. 


Partners attract volunteers to their clean ups via The Great Global Clean up live map, an interactive place to register, search and find clean ups around the world, Thousands of clean ups already have been scheduled in the US alone. Organisations and individuals are encouraged to join efforts to make this the largest global clean up yet.


In addition, Earthday.org will present a workshop at the conference introducing the Earth Challenge 2020 plastics app and welcoming users to contribute scientifically viable data on the extent of plastic and other types of local pollution to a global citizen database. The app will be available for free download in Apple and Android versions by February 15, 2020.


‘Plastic and other types of pollution and waste challenge every community every day,’ said Kathleen, ‘contaminating our oceans, clogging our drains, causing floods, spreading disease, transmitting respiratory infections and killing wildlife; and low-income communities suffer the worst impacts. On the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, we are working to build a world in which every person can live in a clean healthy community.’

 

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