Finished cleaning up? Here’s what to do next.
Return all data forms to Ocean Conservancy after ensuring that you have included the cleanup location and total number of participants as well as the final amount of trash collected.
Ways to submit your data:
Survey your cleanup team post-event. Encourage everyone to share experiences, stories and pictures about what they saw. This might encourage others to attend future events—and now is the time to start planning. Get volunteers onboard while their enthusiasm is high!
Send out an email saying, “Look what we did!” Include how many friends, family and community members joined in, and how many pounds of trash were collected.
Collect lessons learned and best practices for future activities.
Share photos from the event with your community, and consider uploading photos to Ocean Conservancy's International Coastal Cleanup Flickr account.
Want to do more? Join the fight for a healthy ocean by taking the pledge to help turn the tide on ocean trash.
Download our mobile app, and take simple, everyday action to reduce your personal footprint.
Plan your own cleanup at a local beach, waterway or park.
Ready to organize your own cleanup? Here’s what to do next.
Ready to start cleaning up? Here’s what to do next.
Join the world's largest volunteer effort for our ocean and waterways by participating in the International Coastal Cleanup.
Volunteers collected more than 10 million pounds of trash during Ocean Conservancy's 2012 International Coastal Cleanup. Here's what they found.