Established in 2020, Planet A Challenge is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization
Clean and Healthy communities.
The concept of Planet A Challenge is dedicated to keeping neighborhoods and outdoor public spaces free of litter and trash in order to help increase pride, property values and help reduce safety hazards, health and comfort issues, and other risky conditions.
To create an organic, grassroots platform for our members to serve and give back to their communities while engaging neighborhoods in all aspects around environmental, social, cultural, educational, and economic issues. To empower all in taking ownership of these issues and have more control over their life and improve the planet for future generations.
Our amazing team of regulars and volunteers are committed to helping others. We take our convictions and turn them into action. Think you would be a good fit? Get in touch for more information!
The original concept behind the Trashtag Project was created by Steven Reinhold, of North Carolina back in 2015, and it was simple; pick up any trash you find along a trail, park, or beach, take a photo of it, post it on social media with the hashtag trashtag and an outdoor gear company would send you a small token of appreciation.
In March of 2019, our co-founder, "The Arizona Man", shared a photo of a cleanup by an Algerian young man, Drici Tani Younes, and challenged "Bored Teens" to do the same. A few days later and several thousand of shares on FB, IG, Twitter, and Reddit, people of all ages, from around the world, grabbed a bag, and took to parks, beaches, public areas, and picked up garbage and dubbed it the #Trashtag Challenge; #basurachallenge, an ongoing challenge in Latin America, also regained momentum.
Though the concept of picking up trash and cleaning up areas is nothing new, these viral challenges have helped raise awareness around our waste problem and as inhabitants of this planet, has given us a higher level of ownership. It's out trash, it's our planet, let's take better care of it. READ MORE....
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