Be part of the million mile litter picking mission (28 May – 13 June)
In the past twelve months our outdoor spaces have mattered to us more than ever before. They have been a sanctuary during challenging times, and from 28 May – 13 June 2021, we will be calling on our community of #LitterHeroes to join us and show some love for those special places that helped us though lockdown.
Spring Clean Cymru is part of the Great British Spring Clean which is delivered in collaboration with Keep Britain Tidy in England and Keep Scotland Beautiful in, you guessed it, Scotland.
Together, we’re calling on everyone to get outside, pick up litter and help us collectively walk a million miles as we show some love for our environment – and ourselves. Because what’s good for our environment is good for our mental and physical health too.
During our September 2020 campaign, 51% of volunteers said taking part helped them to be more active, and this got us thinking…
If the average person walks a mile in twenty minutes, in an hour’s lunch break you could travel three miles. If 250,000 people across the UK pledged to pick up litter for an hour and twenty minutes each, we would have travelled a million miles – that’s the distance to the Moon and back … twice.
Whether you choose to run, walk, cycle or wheel, join our million mile mission and help us care for the environment – and yourself – during your daily exercise.
At the moment, to make sure everyone stays safe and well, we’re encouraging individuals, households and schools to clean-up the streets, parks or beaches on their doorstep.
1. Pledge to do your own individual clean-up.
2. Pledge to organise a private clean-up for your household or school in your local area
Formal community groups who have their own insurance are welcome to register for Spring Clean Cymru, but this year we are not able to insure other groups to participate. If you are not part of a formal group, then you need to register as either an individual or your household.
Pledge to pick
We’re asking you to let us know how many minutes and hours litter picking you’re pledging for Spring Clean Cymru. We'll then convert those minutes to miles with the hope that, come summer, we can all enjoy a cleaner, greener, litter-free environment.
Just tell us where you are, and how many minutes you’re pledging
All the advice and support you need to safely take part
We have prepared coronavirus guidance to help you clean up in the safest way possible.
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