PURE EARTH DAY: Join Pure Partners To Clean Up Communities Around The World

Photo: Pure Earth and Niantic Labs mobilized hundreds of Pokemon Go players in three countries, including this group in Mexico, to clean up their communities and learn about pollution for Earth Day 2019.

What is Pure Earth Day?

The Pure Earth Day campaign invites companies, individuals, schools and… YOU to become Pure Partners during Earth Day Week, to clean up communities and support Pure Earth’s global work to reduce pollution, save lives, and protect the planet.

Pure Earth Day provides a range of opportunities for everyone to be a part of the pollution solution, so that children living in some of the world’s worst polluted places have a chance to grow up healthy, and their families can live without being poisoned.

How it Works

Pure Partners can choose to work with Pure Earth in a variety of ways, and at a level of commitment that works for them. Some organize community and corporate cleanup events, others may host Pure Earth Day parties, and many retail Pure Partners donate a percentage of their sales on all or select items.  Pure Earth Day activities may extend beyond the Earth Day period as part of our ongoing Pure Earth Day Every Day campaign.

Become a Pure Partner

To learn more about the Pure Earth Day campaign, or to become a Pure Partner, please contact Jen Marraccino at jen@pureearth.org or Carol Sumkin at carol@pureearth.org. 

Scroll below to see Pure Earth Day 2019 participants.

Why Pure Earth Day?

By joining us as a partner or participant for Pure Earth Day, you can help save lives.

Pollution is the largest environmental cause of premature death and disease in the world today. It kills 3Xs more people than malaria, TB and HIV/AIDS combined; 15Xs more than wars and all forms of violence, and manifests itself in diseases from cancers to heart disease and strokes. Pollution has also been linked to physical and neurological developmental delays and IQ loss that affects children the most. Because Pollution Knows No Borders, it reaches us all in the air, water, and through the food and products we buys and use every day. Watch the 1.5 minute VIDEO below to learn more about the global pollution crisis.

Pure Earth Day 2019

Pokemon Go Events in 3 Countries

Pure Earth partnered with Niantic Labs to mobilize hundreds of Pokemon Go players in three countries to clean up and learn about pollution and pollution solutions in local communities.

In Mexico, over 350 Pokemon Go players signed up to join Pure Earth in cleaning up Los Remedios Park in Mexico City. In the Philippines, about 100 people took part in a four-day event featuring two river cleanups in Muntinlupa City and Quezon City, and two ecobrick-making workshops that showed participants how to turn plastic garbage into building materials. In Senegal, over 125 people signed up to take part in a beach cleanup at Baie de Hann in Dakar.

Mexico

Senegal

Retail Pure Partners

Retail Pure Partners allow consumers in stores and online to transform the things they need and buy into forces for good. 2019 Pure Partners committed a percentage of their sales on a range of products, from sustainable fashion items and responsible jewelry to special Earth Day cupcakes. They include:

Men and Women’s clothing brand,  Theory:  10% off and 10% donation to Pure Earth on sales of their sustainable Good Wool and Good Linen fabrics from April 20-Earth Day, online and in 27 stores.

Magnolia Bakery: $1.50 is being donated to Pure Earth for each special Earth Day cupcake sold by the iconic bakery, in stores and online nationwide, April 15-22.

Goldbelly: A portion of proceeds from all Magnolia Bakery items (including banana pudding, cake and cupcakes) sold on their website between April 15-22 is being donated to Pure Earth.

DŌ: $1.00 from each Earth Day is the Bomb dessert sold from April 16-23 is being donated to Pure Earth.

Jars by Dani: 10% of each special 8 oz blue and green white chocolate JAR sold between April 15-22 is being donated to Pure Earth.

Zola Bakes:  $10 from each box of Earth Day Rainbow Cookie sold from April 8-April 20 is being donated to Pure Earth.

Allen Schwartz: 25% discount to customers and 25% donated off all revenue to Pure Earth for 3 days, starting on Earth Day.

Hi June Parker Jewelry: 10% of all sales made on their website during Earth Week, April 20-27, is being donated to Pure Earth.

Just Human: 1% of all sales of Just Human’s sunglasses is being donated to Pure Earth, with a $1000 guarantee. This ongoing offer is part of our Pure Earth Day Every Day campaign.

Golden Leaf Apothecary: 10% of profits for the month of April is being to Pure Earth from this small business that sells self-care products in Missoula, MT.

Atelier d’Emotion: 10% of sales in store & online between April 22-24 is being donated to Pure Earth.  A highly curated “Jewel Box”, Atelier d’emotion is located at 137 Sullivan Street in Soho, NYC. A showcase of fine jewelry and Objet d’art, each piece is handpicked and curated to enhance and enrich our senses.

FreshTrends: 10% of Earth Day sales from this leading retailer of body jewelry is being donated to Pure Earth.

Learn more about Pure Earth

Read about some of our life-saving projects  in  The Pollution Blog:

Toxic Legacy At 10th Century Armenian Historic Site Comes To An End With Pure Earth Cleanup

Restoring Rainforest Stripped By Gold Mining in the Amazon

A Clean, Lead-Free Mattress For His Birthday

Keeping Two-Year-Old Dexter and His Friends Safe From Lead Poisoning in Pampanga, Philippines

A Mother’s Story: Mongolian “Gold Ninja” Goes Mercury-Free For Her Children

In Photos: Teaching Artisanal Gold Miners To Extract Gold Without Mercury