More than 14 billion tons of waste is dumped in our oceans every year. This needs to stop! More and more people are joining the race to save the planet. This World Earth Day, stand up for your right to a clean and healthy living environment. Let’s start in your own personal environment by organizing a clean-up event in your neighborhood!
"We, the children, have so much potential. All of us working together, that will ultimately help us achieve a sustainable world. It's time for us to start acting now!” - Kehkashan
World Earth Day World Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22. Worldwide, various events are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It’s the day to celebrate and remind us that the earth and its ecosystems provide us with life. World Earth Day is therefore also an opportunity: to raise public awareness for the challenges that our planet and all the life on it face. With all the climate marches popping up all over the world, this day is super relevant and provides us with the perfect opportunity to take action!
Take action! Join us on April 22nd by taking action in the spirit of our own environmental changemaker Kehkashan (winner of the International Children’s Peace Prize 2016): by raising awareness and organizing a clean-up event in your neighborhood! Kehkashan has some tips for you on how to get started:
Pick a spot in your neighborhood that is in need of a good clean-up! Is there a park or a playground that is littered? Or maybe a beach close to your home that could need some trash removal? Pick your spot.
Think about how you are going to remove the trash on your clean-up spot: make sure you have trash bags that you can bring to your clean-up, and think about what you will do with the filled trash bags once you are done. Can you bring it to the local disposal site yourself or would you need someone to bring it or pick it up for you? Be sure to make those arrangements beforehand.
Get the word out on your clean-up event! Share before-pictures of your clean-up site on social media (don’t forget to tag @KidsRights for a chance to get featured on our channels!) and reach out to your community. Ask your family, neighbors, local business owners or sport club to support your changemaking clean-up. You can either have them sponsor you to raise money for other KidsRights Changemakers, or you can ask them to support you with snacks and drinks during your clean-up.
You can create a personal campaign page on our website by clicking here. You can share your personal page with your community to ask them for a donation! Simply copy the link of your page and share it by e-mail, WhatsApp or text-message. Include your personal motivation for the clean-up and why you want to raise money for Changemakers around the world! All donations will go straight to our Changemaking Program and support changemakers in their projects.
Get cleaning! On April 22nd, get cleaning on your spot. Make sure to take some pictures to show your supporters. To raise awareness, share them on social media and share your personal motivation for the clean-up. Tag @KidsRights for a chance to get featured on our channels!
Do you still have some questions? You can always reach out to us via Facebook Messenger or firstname.lastname@example.org. Let us know how you are going to move the world on this World Earth Day!
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