Curaçao Clean Up – Saturday September 24, 2016
Curaçao is home to more than 145 thousand people, and each of us produces about 4.5 pounds of trash on a daily basis. When driving around the island you will see trash on the sides of the road, at the beaches and even in the sea. As citizens we are all responsible to keep Curaçao clean. We believe it takes many perspectives to create the most feasible and sustainable solutions to eliminate illegal trash sites and waste from our streets, beaches and oceans. As a result, our actions are diverse and include cleanups, education, awareness and prevention.
The Clean Up
We have had three successful editions of the Curaçao Clean Up resulting in increased awareness and a cleaner island. However, we still have a long way ahead, because change does not happen overnight. On Saturday September 24th the Curacao Clean Up Foundation will organize its 4th annual nationwide clean up initiative. Together we are doing this by engaging our growing community who share the concern and who wholeheartedly also believe in a cleaner and healthier environment for Curaçao’s residents and future generations to come.
In addition to the nationwide clean up efforts, the Curaçao Clean Up foundation also takes initiative in organizing the ‘After-Fuik Clean Up’ and the Klein Curaçao Clean Up in relation to Earth Day, annually celebrated on April 22.
The Curaçao Clean Up foundation is working tirelessly towards one common goal; a cleaner and healthier environment for Curaçao’s residents and future generations. To reach this goal we need your support! We cannot leave the fate of our environment solely in the hands of our government. We believe that active citizens lead, governments follow and technology enables.
The Curaçao Clean Up foundation is a proud official partner of the internationally civic-led movement “Let’s Do It! World Cleanup Day 2018 to organize the first World Clean Up initiative in September 2018.
Introducing the ‘TrashOut” App in Curaçao! This mobile App allows citizens to play a larger role in finding and reporting illegal trash sites and littered locations around the island. This app is available for both android and IOS devices. By activating the community to assist us in finding and reporting trash sites, we encourage everyone to be part of the solution. Simultaneously we are also able to work more effectively to eliminate illegal trash sites and litter around the island.
See how you too can play a bigger role in keeping Curaçao Clean:
Clean up 2016 TrashOut App
Curaçao Clean Up 2013 – 2015
We are proud of what we have accomplished in the past 4 years. We’ve organized 3 nationwide clean up projects where more than 25 participating companies and 6600 volunteers, including children, students and neighborhood communities, have joined forces. During these nationwide projects more than 1.000.000 kilos of trash has been collected, which in perspective equals the weight of 6 Boeing 747 combined.
View the official after movie of the 2014 Curaçao Clean Up below:
Please note that participation in the Curaçao Clean Up is at your own risk. The organization of the Curaçao Clean Up accepts no liability for damage or injury resulting from participation in this event. The organization of the Curaçao Clean Up is not responsible for theft, loss or damage to private property or property of others.