At Ocean Blue Project we strive to rehabilitate and restore our oceans, and we’re taking steps to achieve it—starting with beach cleanups. To reach our goals, we need all the help we can get. With the support of communities, amazing volunteers, and you, we can clean up our One World Ocean.
To honor our commitment, we support and celebrate many campaigns throughout the year. One of them is National Cleanup Day which takes place on the third Saturday in September every year. Celebrations include beach cleanups all around the country to support cleaner, healthier oceans.
We need as many volunteers as possible to join or start a cleanup this month! With your help, we can create a huge impact on our oceans and environment. You can also support our mission with a donation.
National Cleanup Day is a national holiday where volunteers from all over the country join forces to clean up our One World Ocean. This is done with a boots-on-the-sand approach—meaning there is massive collective action for our waterways and one world ocean! This year’s National Cleanup Day is on September 17th, 2022.
Thanks to the support from different states and organizations like Ocean Blue, National Cleanup Day has had a huge impact! This one holiday helps cut down on thousands of tons of plastic pollution.
At Ocean Blue Project, we want to take this positive impact a step further by creating National Cleanup Month. Through National Cleanup Month, we’re encouraging states, volunteers, and organizations to continue cleaning up our One World Ocean all throughout September. With your support, we can tackle plastic pollution! Every piece of debris makes a difference.
The Ocean is essential for our health, our environment’s health, and for a prosperous future. Our One World Ocean covers 71% of the earth’s surface and produces 50-80% of the world’s oxygen. It’s also home to more than 80% of the Earth’s biodiversity.
Because of its essential role in producing oxygen, the ocean also helps regulate climate and weather patterns. They connect the entire planet. And support life on land.
Even though our oceans are essential for life on earth, we continue polluting them daily. Plastic pollution is the second most significant threat to our oceans—and we have the power to change that.
To allow our planet to continue developing, we need to clean our One World Ocean. At the moment, there are trillions of pieces of debris in the ocean. And at Ocean Blue Project, we’re committed to changing that—but we need your help.
Every volunteer counts. Every piece of debris makes a difference. Every time you show up, you make an impact.
Clean Trails, a nonprofit organization founded by Bill Willoughby and Steve Jewett, started National Cleanup Day. The impact this holiday has had on the environment inspired us to transform the month of September into National Cleanup Month.
National Cleanup Month aims to inspire people all over the country to take action for our One World Ocean. This means joining or creating clean-up events throughout September to help restore the health of our oceans.
For this transformation to take place, we’re hosting many cleanups throughout the month at Ocean Blue. We’re also encouraging people to get out there and clean up debris in their communities—whether it’s a park, a trail, or a beach.
Cleaning up our planet takes time, effort, and the support of many people in the community. It’s essential to get as many volunteers as possible to help us cut down on plastic waste.
In the US alone, almost 2 million people volunteered for clean-ups. This year, we want to see this number grow! Help us reach our goal by showing up on September 17th and throughout the month to clean up our environment.
When we work together for a common cause, our impact is greater. Whether you’re a first-time volunteer or a veteran, your time has a positive impact.