About Clean Up the World
Clean Up the World is a community based environmental campaign that inspires and empowers individuals and communities from every corner of the globe to make their environment a cleaner, healthier place to live.
Now in its 17th year, Clean Up the World, held in conjunction with United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), mobilises an estimated 35 million volunteers from 120 countries annually making it one of the largest community based environmental campaigns in the world. Scouts have been involved with Clean Up the World every year since its inception.
The campaign brings together businesses, community groups, schools, governments and individuals who carry out a range of activities and programs that positively improve local environments.
Their mission is to inspire individuals and communities around the world to clean up, fix up and conserve their environment.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Groups, organisations, businesses and communities around the world who wish to address an environmental issue by coming together to conduct an activity or project can join Clean Up the World. Membership is free and renewable annually.
Clean Up the World initiatives can include clean up events, climate change awareness and prevention activities, recycling projects, educational campaigns, resource recovery projects, tree planting, water reuse and conservation, competitions and exhibitions.
Whilst Clean Up the World initiatives can be undertaken at any time of the year, the campaign’s flagship event is Clean Up the World Weekend, 18-20 September 2009. Participants are encouraged to organise clean up events around this weekend and celebrate their environmental achievements.
Clean Up the World provides a range of information, support and facilitation services aimed at assisting participants to organise and promote clean up events and other environmental initiatives.
By joining the Clean Up the World campaign, participants can share information and experiences with Clean Up the World’s global network and positively change their local environment.
Clean Up the World profiles and promotes the achievements of its participating organizations through its extensive partner network, global, regional and national media coverage and its website.
The campaign is coordinated and promoted by Clean Up the World Pty Ltd based in Sydney, Australia.