As parents, we spend a lot of time worrying about our children’s future and the future of the world they will live in — the world we will leave them. That’s why City Dads Group is encouraging all parents and their children to get involved with Clean Up the World Weekend, Sept. 18-20, 2020, a global effort to preserve the environment and Earth for the next generation and beyond.
The annual Clean Up the World event is a not-for-profit, non-government apolitical movement, started in Sydney, Australia, in 1993, with a goal of uniting communities with a common focus to protect the environment. It supports local groups and organizations that plan and conduct various activities to clean up, fix up and conserve the environment.
Backed by the United Nations Environmental Programme, Clean Up the World is one of the largest community-based environmental programs in the world, having engaged an estimated 35 million volunteers across 133 countries.
Among the projects it undertakes are:
- Trash removal and clean up
- Waste and resource recovery
- Urban recycling projects
- Tree planting and habitat restoration
- Environmental education / awareness
- Care of marine environments
You and your children can get involved in as big or as small of a way as you like. Whether you want to start your own activity through their group for the weekend, join something already planned in your community, or simply go out on your own and pick up roadside trash or plant a tree, as long as it helps the make the Earth a little healthier — now and for the future. So get cracking!
A couple of our own City Dads Group members have their own advice on the subject. They are part of a project we have been working on for a while with longtime partner Dove Men+Care to create a series of “how to” videos to deal with various parenting issues. The videos are all part of the grooming products company’s 2020 “Dads Care” campaign.
First up, James Lopez of our NYC Dads Group and his family discuss “How To Teach Your Kids to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.”