Idealist Days

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Cleanup around town

Get some fresh air and gather a group together to clean up a public space in your town.

How-to Steps

  • Pick a public location to do your cleanup. Meet your fellow trash collectors there!
  • Distribute trash bags and gloves.
  • Clean up trash! Try to separate recyclables (and compost) from regular waste.
  • Make sure you know where you will dump your bags of trash once they are full.


  • Trash bags
  • Gloves
  • Hats, sunscreen, socks, closed-toed shoes, other sun/outdoor elements protectors

Idealist Twist

Maybe you even want to jog or rollerblade while you clean up to get in some exercise!


Have you done this activity for Idealist Day? Tell us about it in the comments below!

1 Comment

  1. Bradley Michelson

    I recently did a beach clean-up and realized how effective using a grabber was. I highly recommend adding this tool to your activity, especially if the clean up is in areas of brush, tall grass, or weeds. You can purchase at most major home stores or online for $8-$20 USD– or — find a local company to sponsor the clean up and buy a few for you 🙂


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