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The Big Household Litter Pick – Earth Day 2021

April 22, 2021

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On the 22nd of April, join us and countless others across the world in celebrating Earth Day!

This important day is a time for focusing on our planet’s health. Earth Day aims to tackle an array of global issues, including climate action, science and education, people and communities, conservation and restoration and plastic pollution. As Scotland’s largest animal campaigns charity, we care deeply about the environment. We also care deeply about the importance of community, especially during such challenging times as those we have faced over the past year. That’s why we’d like you to get involved with our Big Household Litter Pick this Earth Day, and make a positive impact in your local area for people and wildlife alike!

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We’ve been involved with a number of litter picks in the past, including our infamous group beach cleans and a few supporter fundraising events. COVID has cause many changes to our normal work, namely preventing us from meeting up in groups and cutting out a huge source of our income. As a result, COVID has also impacted our campaigns and investigations, as our usual work has been turned upside down. This hasn’t stopped us of course – we’re constantly thinking of new ways to raise money and awareness for Scotland’s animals – something we’re only able to do with your support.

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Get together with your household to clean up a local park, beach, or woodland to raise money for OneKind! We’re asking each household to try and raise £50 per person participating in the litter pick, and to see how much rubbish you can clean up over the course of one hour. You’ll each get a OneKind tee if you reach your goal!

You’ll need:

  • To set-up a JustGiving Page
  • Bags, buckets or sacks to put litter in
  • A bin nearby to dispose of litter
  • Gloves to protect your hands
  • Hand-sanitiser
  • A completed risk assessment form (supplied by our team)

We strongly recommend:

  • Bringing a face-mask
  • Sourcing a litter picking tool
  • Promoting your litter pick across social media to raise more funds!

So grab your siblings, mums, dads, guardians, partners and flatmates and head out into your community this Earth Day! Not only will you make a huge difference to local nature, residents, and your own mental health, but the money you raise will go straight towards protecting all animals across Scotland.


April 22, 2021
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