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Creating Positive Change for the Environment

Clean Up the World engages an estimated 35 million volunteers in 130 countries each year, making it one of the largest community based environmental campaigns in the world.

We inspire and empower community groups, schools, businesses, and local governments to join as Members and carry out community-based activities that address local environmental issues.

By facilitating local action, Clean Up the World brings about global environmental change.

Clean Up the World is held in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

"Clean Up the World brings the focus squarely on us – as people, as agents of change. To all members of Clean Up the World, I have one simple message: Thank you. Your actions truly make a difference."
Achim Steiner, Executive Director
United Nations Environment Programme

How it Works

Being part of Clean Up the World is easy; your group simply joins as a Member and conducts an environmental activity.

Activities can be in support of a key day on the environmental calendar and/or to address a local environmental issue. Issues can be addressed through a range of initiatives from clean ups and tree planting activities to recycling, water management and energy conservation projects.

While the campaign’s flagship event, Clean Up the World Weekend, is held over the 3rd weekend in September. Members are encouraged to undertake activities throughout the year.

Click here to learn more about the benefits and responsibilities of being a Member.

Join Clean Up the World

Your group, organisation, business, local government entity or school can join Clean Up the World as a Member. Membership is free and renewable annually.

Clean Up the World supports its Members by providing them with a range of resources to help them obtain support, plan, profile and promote their activities. We also promote Member’s activities, through our websites and communications to our regional and international media, ally and partner networks.

Clean Up the World Members adhere to the Clean Up the World Ethos and honour the spirit of Clean Up the World when participating and conducting activities.

Click here to become a Member today!

View the video to learn more about joining Clean Up the World.

Ways to Participate

Types of Activities
To address local environmental issues and/or to celebrate key initiatives, Clean Up the World Members conduct a variety of activities. They include:

Clean Up Events
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Waste Recycling Projects
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Environmental Educational Campaigns
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Climate Change Action
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Resource Recovery Projects
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Water Reuse & Water Management Projects
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Waste Art Exhibitions
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