On September 21, 2019, people worldwide will be coming together in observance of World Cleanup Day, celebrating a global effort to keep our environment clean and trash-free. World Cleanup Day was first inspired by a national initiative in the Norther European country of Estonia in 2008, where 50,000 citizens worked together to clean the whole country in five hours. Eleven years later, the first World Cleanup Day was celebrated on September 15, 2018, uniting 18 million people from 157 countries and territories.

In efforts to continue keeping our environment free of pollutants and debris year-round, Storm Water Hawaii’s Adopt-A-Highway program encourages local community members to do their part in keeping our state highways trash-free. Through the Adopt-A-Highway program, the DOT will provide volunteers from any organization with trash bags, safety materials, schedule trash pick-ups, and even erect a highway sign to recognize a group’s cleaning efforts.

Clean up your act and start volunteering this September! For more information on Adopt-A-Highway please visit, https://www.stormwaterhawaii.com/adopt-a-highway/.