Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Great American Cleanup Campaign
Great American Cleanup Campaign for Earth Day and Every Day
Keep America Beautiful is a website that promotes ways for Americans to contribute to making the world a better place to live. An article on the website, “Give Your Garbage Another Life On Earth Day (April 22),” is about a Hispanic organization that began in San Francisco, which focuses on items being recycled and how the world is suffering from not recycling.
The article states “the average American produces about 4.4 pounds of trash a day, which totals to more than 250 million tons of trash a year generated in the U.S.”. And that is why Hispanic channels began their own campaign that can be found at Quieroserreciclado.org, which gives Americans ways of getting involved with recycling, nearby places to recycle, and connects people via social media on the inspiring things they have done which helps recruit people into recycling.
Ever since mainstream news found out about this, they have now created their own website called IWantToBeRecycled.org, which is the translation of the Spanish version. Along with this, Keep America Beautiful has created a campaign that launches on Earth Day and they are seeking for people across the nation to volunteer for the Great American Cleanup event. The goal for these daily activities nationwide is to bring people with the same interest and goals together to try to make a better America.
The campaign’s goals include “increasing recycling” and “events and education programs … designed to beautify parks, trails and recreation areas; clean shorelines and waterways; reduce waste; remove litter and debris; and plant trees,” all which will improve the world that we live in and will hopefully spark the next generation to be smart and active when it comes to taking care of our environment.
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-- Jesus Santos