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Participation in World Cleanup Day 18 September 2021
World Cleanup Day is a mass movement that started in Estonia in 2008, when 50,000 people joined together in just five hours to clean up the entire country. Since then, the idea has spread around the world. So far, 115 countries and over 16 million people have joined the movement to make our world a better place.
On 18 September 2021 (The Saturday of the Festival of the Cross in Limburg), World Cleanup Day will take place, the largest bottom-up citizen movement in the world to clean up pollution and plastic waste.
How can I/we participate in Cleanup Day 2021?
If you are in Germany:
- Join in Limburg: You can be a participant of the group at the location in Limburg. www.cleanupDay.bistumlimburg.de
- Join us in your neighbourhood as a couple, family or alone.
If you are in a different country:
- Join in internationally: organize your own actions, collect rubbish together and set a sign for sustainability and environmental protection
- Network internationally
Even in the most beautiful places of nature and on the most remote coasts of the earth, we encounter rubbish more and more often. The traces of civilisation and our consumer behaviour can now be found almost everywhere and are a burden on humans and animals. To actively protect the environment from the flood of rubbish, one can try to reduce one's own consumption of plastic. But also the already existing rubbish should be reduced - that's why it is worthwhile to participate in so-called clean-ups - joint actions to collect rubbish in public spaces.
On 18 September 2021, you can be active on your own from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., or together as a family or with a friend while jogging to collect litter.
To pick up litter, you only need a few utensils:
- A container for collecting rubbish, e.g. a bucket or a bag.
- Gloves or a litter grabber
- Think of a possibility where to put the litter after collecting.
If the action of litter collection is not the right choice for you, you can think of a different possibility to set a sign for environmental protection. Every project – even if it’s not the same time or day – is a next step to raise attention and help our planet to survive.
Tell us about your action by sending photos or contributions by e-mail: Mail email@example.com
Link us (@bdkjlimburg_) on Instagram with the hashtags #worldcleanupdaygermany ' #wcdlimburg, #plasticfree
How you can get active (every day)
Five pieces of waste every day:
We encounter plenty of waste on our everyday paths. In addition to local waste collection, you can make a huge contribution by regularly removing litter from roadsides and parks. This way you can make a visible impact:
#Challenge: Pick up five pieces of litter every day, for example on your way home, after a visit to the park or a playground. You can also rid the environment of litter and plastic items during sporting activities, such as plogging.
Plogging = clean up while jogging
Picking up litter while jogging is a principle from Sweden called plogging (the term is made up of the Swedish word "plocka" for "to pick up", "to pick" and "jogging"). This form of cleanup combines healthy exercise with a great contribution to the environment and social engagement. Of course, it can also be done very well in a group. Plogging is fun and also provides a varied workout, as different muscle groups are activated by picking up, lifting up and walking on.
All you need to prepare is a bucket or bag and possibly gloves to pick up the rubbish. If you don't have a container, you can throw the rubbish into the nearest rubbish bin.
Go on a rubbish collection trip
The beautiful can be combined with the useful when excursions into the countryside are used to free nature from rubbish and plastic parts. Participating children are given a meaningful task in which they learn the importance of environmental protection and that they can actively participate in it.
Sources: www.WorldCleanupDay.de, https://www.smarticular.net/clean-up-organisieren-muell-aufsammeln-umwelt-natur-schuetzen-aufraeumen/