A group of volunteers picking up litter

Our planet’s waterways, green spaces, and communities and are overflowing with litter. The problem is bigger than any individual can handle; it requires a global effort. You can help by participating in the Great Global Cleanup 2021.

Plastic and other types of pollution challenge every community every day. They are contaminating our oceans, clogging our drains, causing floods, spreading disease, transmitting respiratory infections and killing wildlife; and low-income communities suffer the worst impacts.” –Kathleen Rogers, EARTHDAY.ORG president.

Now in its third year, The Great Global Cleanup is building on its record as the world’s largest coordinated volunteer event. It’s a way for individuals and organizations to make positive, tangible impacts on our environment.

Participate in The Great Global Cleanup 2021

Guided by updated safety protocols, volunteers around the world are gearing up to remove a billion pieces of trash from our green spaces, urban communities, and waterways. It’s easy to participate by joining a nearby cleanup or organizing your own group or individual cleanup.

Join a Cleanup

If you’d like to join a cleanup, search the interactive map for organized cleanups in your community.

Organize a Cleanup

Get together a small group and register your cleanup. Limiting it to family and friends? No worries, you can specify whether your cleanup event is open to the public or private cleanup when you register.

Be Safe

Whether you’re hosting an event, joining a cleanup, or picking up litter on your own, be sure to follow The Great Global Cleanup’s safety guidelines as well as your local COVID-19 safety requirements.

“We were hoping for a big surge of April cleanups, and now with the help of our partners and millions of volunteers, it looks like we’re getting it. But we still need more!” –Jake Rubenstein, The Great Global Cleanup coordinator

The Great Global Cleanup is calling on you to sign up, show up, and clean up. Every action counts. Learn more and do your part to address one of our planet’s most serious issues.

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