Earth Day Neighbourhood Clean Up Challenge

April 22, 2020 - 6:30am to 8:30pm

From the Plastic-Free YYC Facebook event:

Fight the cabin fever and get outside for Earth Day April 22nd! We are inviting Albertans to join our 2020 #wastefreechallenge: keep up social distancing while picking up trash around your neighbourhood.

We know our society is facing big challenges, but our mission to care for and protect the environment from plastic pollution continues. This Earth Day, fight the restlessness of sitting at home and get outside to pick up trash around your community for a cleaner, healthier planet, and have some fun. Without a healthy planet, there is no healthy 'us'.
We are compiling a prize of gift cards from local Albertan businesses and a few fun zero waste goodies that each participant will be entered into a draw to win.

How to Participate:

  • Grab your safe garbage picking up gear (gloves, bags, and pickers*) and head outside.
  • Keep practising your social distancing - while walking around your community, visit less populated areas and respect the 2m rule.
  • Take lots of pictures! We want to see how much trash you can pick up.
  • Your choice to partake in the IG contest.

Instagram Contest Rules:

Follow @plasticfreeyyc and @zerowastefestYYC, upload a story or IG post showing you walking around or of a pile of trash you collected with #wastefreechallenge tag 2 friends, and tag us so we can see it’s an entry.

Contest runs on April 22nd from sunrise (6:30am) to sunset (8:30pm). Only entries on this day will count.

Keep it safe (link to safety tips) and keep it socially distant.

*We can NO LONGER provide gloves or bags

This event is FREE.

We look forward to seeing your pictures on April 22.

Questions? Email Vaneska, Zero Waste Event Coordinator - [email protected]

About Plastic-Free YYC

Calgary's Leading Voice in Zero Waste and Plastic Free Living
Plastic-Free YYC is a nonprofit organisation leading Calgarians to reduce single-use plastic waste and create a circular economy.
Our three-tiered approach of engagement -- inspiring individuals, collaborating with businesses, and working with municipal leaders -- is how change will happen.Our fully volunteer-run team is comprised of plastic-free and zero-waste experts who are passionate about raising awareness of the overall impact of plastic on our community and our planet.