Groups Sign Collaboration Agreement to Tackle Global Waste

To mark its 50th anniversary, Earth Day Network is organizing the Great Global Cleanup encouraging all citizens to host a cleanup in April 2020. The aim is to pick up at least one billion pieces of trash.

The Great Global Cleanup will take place across the USA and the world, supported by Let’s Do It World Network. The two organizations hope to engage millions of people worldwide with their concerted efforts for a cleaner world. Let’s Do It World Network, has been involved in organizing cleanups since 2008. Earth Day Network (Earthday.org), is the global coordinator of Earth Day, which works with more than 100,000 partners in 190 countries.

This partnership is an opportunity to come together to achieve tangible impacts on waste in our environment. The agreement, which was signed at the annual Let’s Do It World Conference in Tallinn, Estonia, sets out the goals of the collaboration, strategy and plans for both organizations.

Heidi Solba, the president of Let’s Do It World Network and Head of its Global Network expressed the urgent need for this collaboration: “We have realized that cleaning the world by ourselves is not enough – we need to work with other like-minded organizations, with the public as well as private sector. The problem of mismanaged waste affects us all and only together can we draw attention to it and find solutions towards a more sustainable world based on the circular economy model.”

“This year’s cleanup is expected to be the largest volunteer event in history and we are pleased to be partnering with Let’s Do It World Network,” said Kathleen Rogers, president of Earth Day Network. “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. On the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, we’re working to build a world in which every person can live in a clean healthy community.”

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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 nationalcleanupday.org

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 75,000 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

Let’s Do It World Foundation aims to unite the global community, raise awareness and implement true change to achieve a clean and healthy planet. For World Cleanup Day 2018, Let’s Do it World organized cleanups that mobilized 20 million people in 179 countries to say loud and clear that they wanted to live in a clean world. Learn more at https://www.letsdoitworld.org/