#Clean Up Your Doorstep 2021 is here!
Keep an eye on this page as we update it throughout this summer campaign…
What is #CleanUpYourDoorstep?
Doorstep Arts’ annual campaign is back!
#CleanUpYourDoorstep encourages daily and small actions which can make a big difference to the environment on our Doorstep. A lot of us can make a massive difference just by taking 30 seconds out of our day to stop and sort out some litter in Torbay and surrounding areas this summer.
Please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org to share your upcoming litter picks, actions, campaigns and fundraisers. Have an idea on how your organisation can get involved? Please let us know! We want to use our community-focused platform to amplify the awesome work that is happening right now in Torbay and surrounding areas.
Read our latest blog post on Young Voices in the Fight for Climate Justice & #CleanUpYourDoorstep here.
Check out the rest of this page to discover how you can get involved, whether it be taking part in our competition, cleaning up your street or attending a litter pick!
“The idea of #CleanUpYourDoorstep is to encourage daily and small actions which can make a big difference – in the spirit of beach cleans […] A lot of us can make a massive difference just by taking 30 seconds out of our day to stop and sort out some litter.
It’s a little thing – but small actions create bigger ripples.” – Erin Walcon, Co-Director of Doorstep Arts
How can I get involved and be a part of this campaign?
“We need your help to clean up Torbay. Littering hurts our oceans and green places and we all want this to change! Could you create a ‘Clean up your Doorstep’ Poster to be the face of our local campaign?
Design a unique & inspiring poster to promote picking up litter in Torbay and looking after our environment with the hashtag ‘#Clean up your Doorstep’ as the slogan. Your poster will be used to promote the ‘Clean up your Doorstep’ campaign across Torbay for the year. Get drawing and designing- the deadline is 8th August 2021! (If you do a digital deisgn please ensure that any images you use are copyright free).
There are also other exciting prizes that will be split between each age group category winner ( 4-6yrs,7-11yrs, 12-14 yrs,15-20yrs) and the overall winner!”
– Family pass for Torre Abbey
– A Radio Play Package – Produced by Sound communities
– Play Pack – Play Torbay
– Book from According to Arthur
– Half day Summer Pass at Lupton House Orchard forest school
– Taster voucher for Drum Torbay workshop
– Taster session voucher for any Doorstep Arts group in a Doorstep Arts
The overall winner will also be the face of our campaign for the year ahead!
In addition to taking part on our #CleanUpYourDoorstep poster competition, we have provided some challenges for you on this page see how many you can complete!
Organised litter picks and campaigns:
Are you organising a litter pick/campaign that you’d like us to share? Email email@example.com to let us know!
Upcoming local litter picks and campaigns:
The 2 Minute Foundation is a registered charity that is devoted to cleaning up our planet 2 minutes at a time. They believe that simple, achievable acts can add up to make a great difference.
Their #2minute campaigns (#2minutebeachclean, #2minutelitterpick, #2minutestreetclean and #2minutesolution) use social media and direct action to empower, educate, inspire and enable individuals, groups and businesses to make simple changes or take part in simple actions that will contribute to the planet’s wellbeing, as well as their own.
This Project Is an exciting, community centred initiative, focused on eradicating plastic and other waterborne pollution from Brixham harbour. The project is funded by the restaurant group Rockfish, via The Devon Environment Foundation (DEF) and is being coordinated and delivered by the community Interest company, Till the Coast is Clear (TTCIC). The project is underway and it is hoped that most of the infrastructure will be in place by the end of July 2021 all being well. If you would like to to find out more or would like to get involved please contact firstname.lastname@example.org – 07817910115
Thiswill run from the 23rd July until the 1st August: Many local authorities are putting on events in parks in celebration of the week. Find out what’s happening near you by checking out the hashtag #LoveParks on social media, or contacting your local park.Help us protect parks and write to your MP to ask them to join our Parks and Green spaces APPG.
This will take place between Friday 17th – Sunday 26th September 2021: The Great British Beach Clean is a week-long citizen science event, where hundreds of beach cleans take place up and down the UK. Litter data collected drives our conservation work and also feeds into the International Coastal Clean-up (ICC). It’s easy to take part in this year’s Great British Beach Clean. Why not start by viewing the events that have already been organised to take place here. Or you can organise your own beach clean, it’s a simple process and we’ll provide you with lots of guides and resources to help.
Challenge 1 : Organise a #CleanUpYourDoorstep party – get together with some friends and see how much difference you can make in a single day. Take before and after photos, and share them to social media – let’s start a movement!
Cleaning up your doorstep:
Challenge 2: Don a pair of gloves, grab a bin bag and go out on a ‘Doorstep Walk Challenge’ like this – see how much litter you can pick up in a 15 minute loop walk from your front door.
Recycle, recycle, recycle. (And check to make sure you know what is recyclable and what isn’t – I was surprised when I checked the Torbay recycling centre website!)
“My local neighbourhood is a litter-magnet area. I live right off a fairly main road, and there is a lot of commuter traffic and a lot of pedestrian footfall. It’s a thoroughfare, and it seems like litter just accumulates really quickly here.
So I took a quick meander, and I found a few odd and wonderful treasures along the way, including a set of greyed-out polaroids (??), a discarded card to a special boyfriend (!!) and the top of a badminton racket […] I got home from my 15 minute ramble and sorted the contents of my black bin bag into the recycling.”
Local organisations and groups:
This is your campaign too.
It’s important to say that Doorstep is not an environmental specialist organisation – we’re an arts organisation that is passionate about environmental advocacy. We are here to collaborate with, support and tell others about your group/organisation and the brilliant work you are already doing for Torbay’s environment.
This is our movement.
Please get in touch with email@example.com to share your upcoming litter picks, actions, campaigns and fundraisers. We want to use our community-focused platform to amplify the awesome work that is happening right now in Torbay and surrounding areas.
Sharing and advocacy:
Challenge 3: Advocate – design a poster, join a protest, write to your local councillor, post on social media or even organise a community clean-up! All of us can make a difference. Click here to find out who your local councillor is, and click here to learn more about the protest and rebellion project we did last year.
Try / Learn something new:
Challenge 4: Have a shopping trip where you try to avoid single-use plastics (it’s really hard!) and then write an email to your supermarket asking them to eliminate single-use plastics.
Use our hashtag on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook and tag us in your posts. Why not share a picture of your competition entry, a photo from a protest or litter pick you have been to, or a picture of the litter you managed to collect on your street? We will share our favourites here!