We, Trash Free Earth, are a group of passionate and dedicated volunteers that host educational cleanups to remove trash from publics places including parks, streets, and trails.
We hosted our very first cleanup on May 31, 2015. Since then we have hosted 20 official cleanups and removed over 2,000 pounds of trash from parks, streets, and trails. We have had over 200 different volunteers attend one or more of our cleanups. As a host of these cleanups, we try to make everything as simple as possible for the volunteers, therefore we provide all cleaning supplies and tools needed to have a successful cleanup.
As of now all our expenses have been covered by ourselves, Trash Free Earth. We currently do not have a source of revenue and need your help to get us started.
We are asking for donations to help cover expenses to process paperwork to officially become a nonprofit by obtaining 501(c)(3) status. We are also asking for donations so we can expand our resources, host efficient and environmental friendly cleanups (using reusable equipment instead of disposable), and provide more to our volunteers.
Other types of expenses inlcude: maintaining our website (host space/domain name), printing our waivers and handouts, tools, and equipment (buckets, trash pickers, and scales).
We are always open to recieving equipment donatations at our cleanups such as buckets, trash pickers, reusable gloves, and sorting screens.More about us:
Our mission is to educate communities about the impact of trash on our environment through park, street, and trail cleanups.
Our vision is live in a world where no cleanups are needed (a Trash Free Earth).Our current projects:
We are currently working with Skidrow Cleanup to help clean the streets on Skid Row. We are in the process in collaborating with other organizations that are currently advocating for Skid Row.
We are working closely with the City of Los Angeles and Citizens Committee to Save Elysian Park to cleanup Elysian Park. We are hosting monthly cleanups at Elysian park to remove the litter. We are in the process of educating Elysian Park visitors/community so Elysian park can be maintained clean.
We currently host at least one trail cleanup every month. For every trail cleanup we collaborate with an outdoors-related organization so we can assist them in hosting their trail cleanup. We are also in the process of learning how we can safely remove graffiti from the trails, which will be another expense for us (purchasing the material and tools needed to remove graffiti).
We are in the process of starting our educational presentations in Elementary Schools in Los Angeles City District 14. This is also another expense for us because we need educational tools such as props and treats.
We are currently doing educational college cleanups for UCR Alumni Association and Cal State Los Angeles.
Why we care:
We are doing this so we can live in a safe, clean self-sustainable environment. Not just today, but also in the future.
Feel free to check out our pictures and videos on our social media accounts:
Your help would really mean a lot to us because it will help the financial part of hosting successful community cleanups. We realized we can obtain even more help and create a much greater impact if we become a nonprofit and have the right resouces.
Our goal is to reach our target by February 29th.
Thank you for your support.
Trash Free Earth