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Earth Day’s Great Global Cleanup™ Open for Cleanup Registrations

Thousands of Cleanups Activating Four Million Volunteers To Take Place in U.S. Cities and States.

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Washington D.C. and Denver, CO (March 4, 2020) – The Great Global Cleanup in honor of the 50 anniversary of Earth Day, is the most ambitious volunteer event in history. The Cleanup’s goal is to remove a billion pieces of trash from our parks, beaches, cities, waterways, and wherever waste is found.

Organizers across the U.S. and the world are being urged to join this movement, with prominent visibility of their events and organizations on The Great Global Cleanup map. Cleanup event organizers registrations are now open here.

“Participation in the Great Global Cleanup reflects the expanding network of the cleanup movement. Together we’re tapping on the enthusiasm to make communities clean and address out-of-control waste. It’s inspiring to see people of all ages, backgrounds, and locations demonstrating their commitment to a waste-free future,” said Earth Day Network president Kathleen Rogers.

Improved health and positive growth can be achieved once people gain the expectation that their community will be clean. Communities large and small, rural and urban, global and domestic, are all taking the reins and setting that expectation by cleaning places they live, work and play this Earth Day.

Cleanups begin later this month and will continue through early May. If you don’t see a cleanup near you, learn how to organize a cleanup of your own here.

The Great Global Cleanup is made possible thanks to a vast network of partners including Let’s Do It World, World Cleanup Day, National Cleanup Day, Keep America Beautiful and many others.

About Earth Day Network

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 100,000 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

About National CleanUp Day

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. Learn more at

Outdoor Industry Contact:
Steve Jewett

Cleanup Registration Contact:
Austin Downs

Press Contact:
Mike DeCarlo