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Duration

30-Minutes or Less

Directions

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How Often Is This Offered?

Daily

Age Range

  • K - 2nd
  • 3rd - 5th
  • 6th - 8th
  • High School

Help Required

Other

Description

Volunteering with Clean Planet Project is simple... get outside and use the Litter CleanUp app to track your progress on cleanups! The app is designed to make outdoor cleanups simple, fun, and social. You can use it to track your progress, connect with other volunteers, earn fun badges, and create your very own cleanup map! You can also check out the global Litter Leaderboard to see where you rank compared to other CleanUp Crew volunteers. There is no application process, time commitment, or dedicated meeting spot as a Clean Planet Project volunteer. You can cleanup while taking your dog for a walk, invite friends along, go early in the morning or later in the day, spend 10 minutes or 10 hours.... whatever makes you happy and fulfilled!

What's Needed To Complete

Litter picking equipment is not required, but it may be helpful. If you plan to go on a larger cleanup, make sure you have a bag to store the litter until you find a garbage can. Gloves or litter picking devices can also be very helpful. Always use caution and don't use your hands to pick up litter that may be sharp. Lastly, make sure to wash your hands when you're done cleaning up!

Whose Help Is Required

You will need to create your volunteer account on the https://www.cleanplanetproject.org/volunteerLitter CleanUp app to volunteer with Clean Planet Project. For younger children without their own phones, they can simply help use the app on a guardian's phone.  Young children should not go on cleanups alone. We always recommend larger groups - it's a perfect activity to do with friends and family!

Special Requirements

No prior experience is required. Younger children will need to have guidance from an adult.

How It Makes A Difference

By getting outside and cleaning up in your community, you are making the planet a cleaner, safer, and healthier place for all. The progress that you make on the app is also contributing directly to our overall litter count as an organization. Every piece of litter counts! You can find real-time statistics on the homepage of our https://www.cleanplanetproject.org/website if you're interested in seeing how your cleanups increase our global litter count :)

Where to Serve

In-Person/On Site

Instructions

Download the Litter CleanUp app Create your account Get outside and find some litter Click "Start CleanUp" and use the app to take individual photos of the litter you pick up When you're done cleaning up, click the green "submit" button on the app to submit all of the pieces in your cleanup Optional: add a caption to your "Trash Talk" post! Check out the "Profile" tab to track your progress and the "Connect" tab to connect with other volunteers

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