Celebrate Earth Week With Us!
April 19 – 25
- Volunteer Responsibilities (Please read for a safe & successful cleanup.)
- Best Humboldt County Trash-Picking Spots
- Rent Cleanup Supplies
- How to ask for pledges
What is Trash-A-Thon?
Celebrate Earth Week with citizen science, direct-action activism, and fundraising for you favorite non-profit, the NEC!
Trash-a-thon raises money for the number of pieces of trash picked up. Anyone can volunteer, either as an individual or in small teams. (COVID Bubble Buddies only please). Leading up to the day of your cleanup, volunteers are encouraged to virtually collect pledges (donations) from their network of family, friends, and co-workers.
All of our volunteers will be entered into a raffle to win prizes! We will choose 5 teams to each receive a $25 gift card from Eureka Natural Foods. Immense gratitude to ENF for sponsoring this event!
How To Sign Up
Register yourself or your team at go.rallyup.com/trashathonvolunteer2021
Deadline to sign up is Friday, April 16, 2021.
Once you have registered, it’s time to get pledges! (Sample script to ask for pledges.) We highly encourage that all pledgers donate through Go.Rallyup.com/trashathon2021. If you are not comfortable using the website, email email@example.com and we will gladly help you register or make a donation online.
Citizen science is a very important part of Coastal Programs at the NEC. Our Coastal Program’s staff and volunteers track marine and neighborhood debris to find local waste patterns (what kind of trash is being found and where) so we can advocate for waste reduction solutions in our community.
All funds raised from Trash-a-thon support the NEC’s Coastal Programs (Adopt-A-Block, Adopt-A-Beach, Zero Waste Coastal Cleanup Day, Trash Trackers, Reduce Single-Use Pledge, and Butt In: Cigarette Litter Prevention Program).
Looking for more volunteer cleanup opportunities?
Sign up for Trash Trackers!