Google has just announced a really cool project called the International Clean-Up Weekend. They are encouraging people to organize a small group and tackle local parks, beaches, trails and other hot spots and clean them up.
They don't care if it is a large or small project.
The key to it is that at the end of the day, the area you tackle will be
cleaner then before.
The cool part of this project is that they
are using the full power of their maps software. You can create a small map of
the area you are going to clean-up and they will feature it on the
International Clean-Up Weekend site.
Not interested in organizing a group? No
friends? Search through the global map and meet some new friends at the local
project already organized in your area.
Of course I have no friends so looking
through the map, I discovered that there is not a single project taking place
Come on Canada,
it's a pig sty out there, get organized and get your project posted. Kazakhstan has
more projects than we do!
If you are interested in organizing a
project and can't think of a place to start, come by my house. I have a really
dirty kitchen that you can get started with.
More Info: International Clean-UP Weekend
International Clean-Up Weekend – October 13-14, 2007Wednesday, 03 October 2007
David Johnston has been introducing people to the sport of sea kayaking for the past 15 years. He is a senior instructor trainer with Paddle Canada and teaches for several paddling schools in Ontario, Canada. Full Bio.