Clean Up the World Weekend, 16-18 September 2011

Now celebrating its 18th year, Clean Up the World is one of the largest community-based environmental campaigns in the world. Held in conjunction with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), an estimated 35 million volunteers from more than 120 countries are now taking part annually.

Clean Up the World is a not-for-profit, non government, apolitical organisation that unites communities through a common focus: to address local environmental issues by inviting organisations to become members, assist them carry out their plans and activities and work with them to inspire volunteers to join them.

In 2010, Clean Up the World, will encourage participants around the globe to celebrate the International Year of Biodiversity and take action at a local level to protect and promote biodiversity. The 2010 tag line is: "Communities Caring for Nature".

This theme reflects UNEP's World Environment Day slogan: "Many Species. One Planet. One Future''.

The issue: Biodiversity

In support of the International Year of Biodiversity, we want to inspire and empower communities to take local action to protect and promote biodiversity. Here are just a few of the possible options that Members can choose from:

  • planting trees
  • cleaning a park
  • recycling waste
  • conserving water
  • environmental awareness raising
  • education initiatives

Joining Clean Up the World is simple. It's as easy as contacting our friendly team:

Learn more about the campaign:


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