Plastic-Free Parks TrashBlitz (July-September)

Start: 2022-09-30 18:00:00 UTC Pacific Daylight Time (US & Canada) (GMT-07:00)

This is a virtual event

Plastic-Free National Parks TrashBlitz
Illustrations by Kika Macfarlane

Join activists across the country to collect data on plastic pollution in U.S. National Parks! Register your cleanup at any national park from July through September to contribute to a report that will reveal the materials, items, and brands of waste found across our national parks. These results will be used to support and advise legislation that keeps harmful single-use plastic out of our protected spaces.

If that's not reason enough, all participants will also be entered to win an America the Beautiful National Parks Pass and two tickets to Jack Johnson's All at Once concert in Los Angeles on October 1.

Upon registration, you will receive an email with instructions on how to do a TrashBlitz, but here are the basics:

  1. Open the TrashBlitz research platform on your mobile device, or use the physical data card (remember that you may not have great service in the park!).
  2. Select “Plastic-Free Parks” as your cleanup event (make sure to choose the appropriate national park in parenthesis), and register your cleanup information.
  3. Now it’s time to clean up and tag your trash! It’s best to work in pairs, with one person collecting trash while the other inputs data. This visual guide will help with identifying types of plastic.
  4. Take photos and share your cleanup on social media! Tag @5gyres and use the hashtags #PlasticFreeParks and #TrashBlitz.
  5. Review your data, and hit submit. You will automatically get an email with your raw data, and you will receive a copy of the final report when it's published in Fall 2022.

Let's keep plastic out of protected lands! Learn more:

¡Únete a activistas de todo el país para recolectar datos sobre la contaminación plástica en los parques nacionales de Estados Unidos! Registra tu limpieza en cualquier parque nacional de Julio a Septiembre para contribuir a un informe que revelará los materiales, artículos y marcas de desechos encontrados en nuestros parques nacionales. Estos resultados se utilizarán para respaldar y asesorar legislación que mantenga el plástico de un solo uso fuera de nuestros espacios protegidos.

Todos los participantes también tendrán la oportunidad de ganar un Pase de Parques Nacionales de “America the Beautiful” y dos boletos para el concierto “All at Once” de Jack Johnson en Los Ángeles el 1 de Octubre.

Al registrarte, recibirás un correo electrónico con instrucciones sobre cómo usar la plataforma de investigación TrashBlitz. ¡Mantengamos el plástico fuera de las tierras protegidas!

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