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.

Clean Up Barbados is the local branch of the global initiative “World Clean Up Day”, which is held on the third weekend in September each year. Clean Up Barbados is on Saturday, 19 September in 2020, so lock it into your calendar. 

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. 

Clean Up Barbados began in 2009, and has grown ever since. It’s heart-warming to see hundreds of volunteers coming out of the woodwork to form a massive cleanup across every inch of Barbados, from gullies to reefs. 

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. 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.

We can overcome dumping if we stick together! Group leaders sign up to bring together teams that pitch in to clean up Barbados. From companies, schools, churches, NGOs, CSOs, and ordinary folk all come out to lend a much-needed hand. Participants are given the option to register as a part of a school, private organisation or individually. Every hand helps. 

You can support Clean Up Barbados in many ways:

  • Sponsorship donations
  • Donations in kind of equipment used in the cleanup effort or by volunteers
  • Organize your own team as a school, company or community group to join the clean up

Join in the effort to Clean Up Barbados, and bring a friend!

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