Win a visit with Philippe Cousteau & Tom Szaky!
All you have to do is enter the Big CleanUP and remove waste from your community this summer.
What is the Big CleanUP?
Join EarthEcho, TerraCycle, and One World One Ocean for The Big CleanUP, an exciting summer-long challenge involving young people taking action to protect our world’s oceans. The Big CleanUP provides middle and high school students with resources to organize community cleanup teams to tackle plastic and other debris in our ocean environments, measure their impact, and compete for prizes and money for their schools or organizations.
Who are our partners?
The Big CleanUP is part of the education outreach surrounding the USA Pavilion at the 2012 World Expo in Yeosu, Korea. The USA Pavilion’s theme is “The Living Ocean and Coast.” EarthEcho president Philippe Cousteau is also Chief Spokesperson for the USA Pavilion.
TerraCycle is a national recycling system for previously non-recyclable or hard-to-recycle waste.
One World One Ocean is a multi-year campaign harnessing the power of film, television, and new media to restore a healthy ocean.
What are the prizes?
There are ten winners in The Big CleanUP:
- Grand Prize Winner: The top collecting organization will be rewarded with a special visit by Philippe Cousteau, president and co-founder of EarthEcho International, and Tom Szaky, founder and CEO of TerraCycle, plus a $500 donation to their organization.
- First Runners-Up: The second and third top collecting organizations will each be awarded a $250 donation.
- Second Runners-Up: The fourth through tenth top collecting organizations will each be awarded a TerraCycle prize pack and film passes from MacGillivray Films and its One World One Ocean Campaign (a $100 value).
Get started today! All you have to do is:
- SIGN UP!
- Download EarthEcho’s Water Planet Challenge CleanUP Action Guide, written by Cathryn Berger Kaye, for resources to organize cleanup teams in your community.
- Read the contest rules here
Interested in learning more about marine debris? Check out these additional resources: