Intermediate pages - Clean Up the World Weekend, 18-20 September 2009 - United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
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Clean Up the World Weekend, 18-20 September 2009

Now celebrating its 17th 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 2009, Clean Up the World, will encourage participants around the globe to take action at a local level to address the very global issue of climate change. The 2009 tag line is: "Communities Uniting to Combat Climate Change".

This theme reflects UNEP's World Environment Day slogan: "Your Planet Needs You-UNite to Combat Climate Change''.

The issue: climate change

Although climate change can seem like a complex issue there are a wide variety of simple actions that individuals and communities can take to make a difference. Here are just a few of the possible options that Members can choose from:

  • Energy conservation
  • education programs
  • planting trees
  • walk to work days
  • waste production projects

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

Learn more about the campaign: