The only way to make World Cleanup Day succeed is if a lot of people – like you – organise local cleanup events. Interested to contribute, but not sure where to start? Then this page is for you!
Decide on a central location to start your cleanup action from. Keep a few things into account:
Contact your local trash collector and city whether they can offer these to you. They are always very supportive of teams organising cleanups! You can also try contacting Mooimakers.
You may be able to get these sponsored by local companies. Making personalized wearables can be a great way to raise awareness, especially if you include the World Cleanup Day logo and your own!
How can you find more people to join? Here are some ideas.
Focus on the “why”. Inspire people! The point here is doing something positive for the world, and raising awareness – not just to people joining, but anyone who will read about it in the media.Focus on what’s in it for them. They’ll be joining a worldwide positive civic action – be sure to reference the previous successful edition. They will meet other people concerned about trash, discover their area from another perspective, enjoy a wonderful team spirit. Make them feel as if they wouldn’t want to miss this!
You can use some of the following channels to get more people to join your event:
Those are just the basics. Don’t forget to register your action! And also think about the following …
Keep in mind that World Cleanup Day is largely about raising awareness. It would be too bad if you organize a great cleanup event but nobody knew about it. It is important to try to get local press on board. Tell them about your event, not just once, but keep sending them messages about it. And of course, on the day itself, send them pictures and a story about how succesful it was! You could also try getting your event mentioned on some local blogs etc – again, not just before, but also after.
It may help to reference the succesful first world-wide edition in 2018. See worldcleanupday.org/about and various news articles on the web.
Are you on board? Awesome!! There are only two things we would like to ask you, apart from organising an awesome cleanup event:
Check out our FAQ page, good chance your question will be in there.