LET’S CLEAN UP BARBADOS

CLEAN UP BARBADOS KEEPS OUR ISLAND BEAUTIFUL WHILE HIGHLIGHTING THE ISSUE OF ILLEGAL DUMPING.

LET’S CLEAN UP BARBADOS

CLEAN UP BARBADOS KEEPS OUR ISLAND BEAUTIFUL WHILE HIGHLIGHTING THE ISSUE OF ILLEGAL DUMPING.

In 2022, The Future Centre Trust is introducing a Dry Season Clean Up Barbados to be held on Saturday, 23 April 2022. This is the weekend after Easter and before National Heroes Day. During the dry season, there is less long grass to hide litter and garbage. As this is more important inland, the dry season clean ups will place a special emphasis on cleaning inland areas, although beaches are always potential locations. Register now and get your group together! As the local branch of the global initiative “World Clean Up Day”, Clean Up Barbados will also continue to be held on the third weekend in September each year, which is Saturday, 1 7 September in 2022. So lock it into your calendar.


So the 2 island-wide cleanups to be held in 2022 are on:

Saturday, 23 April 2022 – registrations now open!

and

Saturday, 17 September in 2022 – registrations open in August.


Clean Up Barbados keeps Barbados beautiful while highlighting the serious problem of illegal dumping and its negative environmental impact to our small island nation. We also take this time to showcase opportunities for recycling and highlight the physical and mental health impacts of littering.
It’s heartwarming to see hundreds of volunteers coming out to perform a massive cleanup across every inch of Barbados, from gullies to reefs. And the results are beautiful! During the cleanup, thousands of pounds of litter are removed from nature by people like you. This includes tyres, car parts, mattresses, fridges, TVs and large appliances, scrap wood and metal, and of course plastic and trash. Since the first Clean Up Barbados in 2009, volunteers have cleaned a total of 314,958 pounds of illegally dumped and littered material from Barbados’ environment. Needless to say, it’s bittersweet. On one hand we’re wowed by the hundreds of people who want to save Barbados, but on the other hand, it’s gut wrenching to see the deep impact of illegal dumping.


Some of the hardest hit areas of Barbados are our gullies which are a source of drinking water, habitat for
wildlife, and ought to be preserved.

You can support Clean Up Barbados in many ways:


Sponsorship donations provide funds for marketing of the event to the public through multiple channels,

Donations in kind of materials and loan of tools and equipment provide essential resources used by volunteers in the cleanup effort,

Donations of prizes that are awarded to individuals and teams in several categories based on the actual cleanup results achieved,

Organize your own team and register as a school, company, or community group to join the clean up,

Register as an individual to be assigned to and participate with a team of your choice.


A central component of the cleanups is our
Group Leaders who sign up to bring together their teams to pitch in and clean up Barbados. The Clean Up Barbados project team works with registered Group Leaders to provide instructions and resources as needed for the cleanup. Group Leaders can represent companies, schools, churches, NGOs, and CSOs, neighborhoods, or any other group. Registered Group Leaders are also assisted to place orders for event tshirts for the members of their team. Individuals who are not associated with a group and wish to participate in the cleanup can register as themselves and we will work with you to assign you to a registered group.

Join in the effort to Clean Up Barbados and bring a friend! Every hand helps. Clean Up Barbados is a volunteer opportunity which can provide great satisfaction to yourself and your team. Volunteering is known to be a great way to connect with others and improve social ties, positively engage with others and be active within the community, gain experience with new challenges, raise awareness of social and environmental issues, interact with different cultures, contribute to social change, as well as to develop professional networks. We are all ready to get out and do something positive!

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