- This event has passed.
November 27, 2020
- When: November 27, 2020 for one hour at any time
- Where: Anywhere! You can clean-up your backyard, your neighborhood, hiking trails, etc.
- Why: Join in a collective impact environmental action to focus on sustainability rather than consumerism.
- Who: Anyone!
- How: Bring a trash bag, gloves, and a buddy and fill out this data card while you clean. The clean-up should last one full hour. Post a photo to your social media channels and tag @UnitedbyBlue, @DCChapterIOC, and @SurfriderDC so we can repost you!
Please register for the event at this link and send your photos to DCOceanCoalition@gmail.com.
Here are some tips to carry out a safe solo clean-up:
- Use this online data form.
- To weigh your trash and recycling at the end of the clean-up, use a hand scale, bathroom scale, or estimate.
Separate and Dispose Waste Properly:
- Familiarize yourself with what is recyclable in your area
- Use separate bags for recycling and trash
- Dispose of waste at home – you may be fined for dumping trash in public waste bins
- Recycling cannot be disposed of in a plastic bag. Empty your collection bag of recycling into the recycling bin.
Health and Safety:
- Cleanups should occur individually or in small groups as allowed by local COVID-19 regulations.
- Wear a face mask at all times and stay socially-distanced.
- Wear thick gloves and closed-toe shoes at all times when cleaning up.
- Select a cleanup location that is permitted within their local COVID-19 guidelines. Outdoor areas where people can spread out are recommended.
- Do not touch “sharps” when cleaning up (broken glass, needles, etc.).
- Be aware of your surroundings and personal capabilities when cleaning in natural areas, along water, or in neighborhoods.
If you have additional questions, you can read our blog on Resources for a Successful Solo Clean-Up and/or email Megan at firstname.lastname@example.org.