World Cleanup Day 2022 is around the corner! Let’s engage 5% of the population in each nation on Earth. Save the date 17th September 2022 and join a cleanup near you! If you can’t find a cleanup event, organise one yourself and register your event here.
This is the 5th year we are coming together to clean up the world. After a couple of years of Covid restrictions, we are all ready to return as a global community to connect and care for our planet in bigger numbers than ever. Our mission is to activate 5% of the world's population on this day - this is a scientifically proven number that would propel forward the worldwide shift towards conscious care and subsequently, circular economy.
World Cleanup Day is not just about cleaning our streets, forests and beaches from all the plastic and other trash that is polluting the planet in ever-increasing quantities. It’s about going beyond that and kick-starting the shift within ourselves, our homes, communities, governments and businesses. “Waste-free” could easily be the new normal if we direct our attention to it and design it into all our systems from the get go.
Join now via one of the options below:
1. Create an event
Create your event on the World Cleanup Day website. We have gathered a lot of materials to support you - from Cleanup Organising Toolkit in English, Spanish and French to marketing materials like countdown posts, WCD 2022 videos, banners and headers.
Find everything you need from Trello board.
2. Join as a volunteer
Join a cleanup here. If there are no cleanups registered in your country yet, keep checking back.
„I am very proud to be the patron of World Cleanup Day. We need to change the way we treat our planet, be more mindful of its resources and preserve its biodiversity. Everyone and anyone can contribute to this,“ said Ursula von der Leyen, the President of the European Comission and the Patron of World Cleanup Day.
World Clean Up Day started in Estonia in 2008 when 50,000 people (4% of population) united to clean up the whole country in just 5 hours. The first global cleanup took place in 2018.