Great Global CleanUp 2020

Earth Day + National CleanUp Day + Keep America Beautiful

Earth Day 2019 Clean Up is complete

524,000 Volunteers and 5,300 Sites


Earth Day Network + National CleanUp Day are coordinating clean ups across the US for Earth Day 2019.

Join us for Earth Day 2020 CleanUp!

During the month of April 2019, National CleanUp Day and Earth Day Network are working with grassroots organizations and community members to clean up green spaces, urban landscapes, and waterways across the U.S. With approximately 25 clean-up locations in each of cities — and opportunities to spread the action to communities nationwide — the Earth Day 2019 Clean Up will build an army of volunteers and make a tangible impact on waste in our environments.


Photo Courtesy of Keep Nature Wild


Step 1: Find a Clean Up

For Earth Day 2019, we are coordinating volunteer clean ups in more than a dozen cities across the U.S. If you’re outside our Clean Up cities, choose “Other Locations” from the list.

BoulderChicagoDallasDenverHampton Roads
HonoluluLos AngelesMiamiNew YorkPhoenix
RichmondSan DiegoSan FranciscoSanta Cruz
SeattleSyracuseWashington, D.C.Other Locations

Step 2: Invite co-workers, friends, and family. 

Step 3: Talk about it on social media using #EarthDay2019 and #trashtag

Step 4: Download and post this event flyer.

Step 5: Bring your own buckets and bags.

Step 6: Hold the event. Be a good volunteer, have fun, be social, and safe. 

Step 7: Send us just your BEST photos and a short video (4 max). Upload to our Dropbox HERE to be featured!  

Global Challenge:
Our Growing Pollution Problem

Pollution isn’t just a messy litter problem. The impacts of our mishandled waste are monumental — from poisoning our water sources to choking wildlife to increasing carbon emissions.

Local Solutions: Community Clean Ups

While the environmental challenges we face need global policy changes, pollution is something each person can personally address. Every piece of trash we pick up helps to clean up our communities.
So choose your city and sign up to volunteer! We’ve also got a Volunteer Toolkit to download, a Volunteer Badge, and prizes for winners chosen at random.