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Act Local, Impact Global with Memphis Transformed During Earth Day Weekend

It’s no secret that, throughout our daily doings, we could stand to be a little kinder to Mother Earth. In fact, with the pandemic having pushed our litter production up by 200%, I’d say that we could be A WHOLE LOT kinder to the kingdom that cares for us behind the scenes.

Once upon a time, Memphis was recognized as the cleanest city in Tennessee—and with the help of Memphis Transformed‘s 901LoveWhereYouLive Earth Day Litterati Challenge, we might be able to bounce back!

How great of an impact could we make in a week, or a month, or even a year, if we made the commitment to pick up the litter we see loitering around local spaces? The Litterati Challenge is calling upon you to take matters into your own hands this Earth Day weekend—and even after the challenge ends, let’s continue to hold ourselves responsible for maintaining a cleaner Memphis.

Photos by Emilee Robinson (@erobphotog)

Find litter, record it in Litterati, throw it way!

Here’s how it works:

  • From Thursday, April 22nd to Sunday, April 25th, Memphis Transformed is joining forces with Volunteer Odyssey to host a city-wide litter pick-up.
  • Sign up here to participate.
  • The goalover 50 pieces of litter per participant. 
  • Download the Litterati app, because it’s about to be your new best friend. Not only will this help you keep track of how much trash you’ve picked up, but this app also helps the city capture more litter pollution data and create better prevention strategies.
  • Make sure to capture the moment, and tag Memphis Transformed, Choose901, and Volunteer Odyssey in all your outdoor selfies so we can see who’s a part of the cause!

In addition to the feeling of satisfaction that comes after a job well done, there will be goodies like gift cards, Memphis merch, and more up for grabs for the Top 10 participants.

Memphis Transformed is an association of partnerships that synergize to “amplify efforts to make Memphis the cleanest city in the world.” From litter and food waste reduction to neighborhood beautification and revitalization, their network of over 30 nonprofits are building a more beautiful Memphis.

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