It’s that time of year again: the International Coastal Cleanup is right around the corner! In less than two weeks, hundreds of thousands of volunteers will come together to pick up trash from coastlines and waterways all across the globe. When it comes to our ocean, marine debris poses a serious threat to wildlife, ocean-based economies and coastal communities alike. To push back against the growing global ocean trash problem and help ensure a healthy, trash-free future for our ocean, what we really need is simple: the help of people like you.
Last year, we had more than one million volunteers remove approximately 23 million pounds of trash from coastlines and waterways around the world in just one day. From riverside areas in completely landlocked states to the coasts of almost every single continent, the impact of volunteers last year was absolutely enormous. This year, we’re hoping to not only replicate that success, but magnify it. We know that each and every year, our success can be even greater because of the cleanup commitments of ocean advocates like you.
We could not be more excited for the 2019 International Coastal Cleanup (ICC), which will take place this year on Saturday, September 21st. As the largest single-day ocean cleanup event in the world, the ICC is not only near and dear to our hearts, but also something that takes a lot of prep work to get ready for! From our top executives to local cleanup captains, every person working to ensure the International Coastal Cleanup is a successful, inspirational and memorable event knows one thing for sure: volunteers are the ones who make this all possible!
And that got us thinking. While we’re over here planning and prepping for one of Ocean Conservancy’s biggest days of the year, what might volunteers need to know in order to get ready for this game-changing day? Don’t worry, friends: no matter if you’re planning on volunteering in California, Norway or Indonesia, we’ve made a list of everything you need to know to prepare for the 2019 International Coastal Cleanup. Let’s do this!
Find your cleanup.
Whether you live in Florida, Colorado or even Norway, there are hundreds of cleanups all across the globe that you can join. Check out our Sign Up To Clean Up map and find a location near you!