Today’s Earth Day and what better way to take care of the planet by starting in your own (literal and figurative) backyard?
Memphis Transformed and Clean Memphis have partnered up with Choose 901 and Volunteer Odyssey for a challenge with a goal to reduce litter around the city! As we all know, the pandemic has had such a huge impact on the way we live our lives. One of the many lesser-known effects would have to be our litter production. Since the beginning of the pandemic, our litter production has grown by more than 200%! With litter in our cherished water system and our communities overall, it’s time to fight back and clean up our city.
So how do we challenge ourselves and our community to get to cleaning? By using the Litterati app! The teams behind the challenge are using this new tool to help capture litter pollution data, create better prevention strategies, and allow us all to track our impact!
Ready to get out there and starting making a change? Pick up 50 pieces of litter over the weekend and document it in the app! Starting today (4/22) through Sunday (4/25), use the app to record your litter clean up and, if you’re among the Top 10 Volunteers, you’ll get a chance to win prizes to some of the cities favorite local restaurants PLUS some 901 swag. With gift cards to restaurants like The Beauty Shop, Chef Tam’s, Babalu, it’s safe to say that it’s a pretty sweet reward for cleaning up the city.
Be sure to follow Memphis Transformed and Volunteer Odyssey and click here to get registered and download the app!
This is our city (and planet), Memphis! Let’s join together to make a difference.