The Great American Cleanup

Spring is almost here, and what better way is there to celebrate than by making your local community greener? The Great American Cleanup is a national event focusing on bringing people together with one common goal: spring cleaning. With a local chapter here in Pennsylvania, Great American Cleanup PA, it's never been easier to contribute.

The event runs from now through May 31. By browsing their list of locally organized events, individuals can find easy ways to improve their nearest parks, forests, beaches, and neighborhoods. Cleanup supplies are distributed for free at registered events by PennDot, the Department of Environmental Protection, and Keep America Beautiful. In addition Pick It Up PA, which runs for the last 3 weeks of April, offers access to reduced or free disposal for all registered Great American Cleanup events.

Last year during over 7,000 events in PA alone, over 5 million pounds of trash were collected and properly disposed with the help of 130,000 volunteers. 

 

Chelsea Zoladz