The 15th and 16th of September (this weekend coming!) is Clean up the World Weekend.
“Clean Up the World is a community based environmental program that inspires and empowers individuals and communities from every corner of the globe to clean up, fix up and conserve their environment……Clean Up the World encourages Members to organise a Clean Up event on or around Clean Up the World Weekend and also to think about ways of engaging the community in other long-term environmental initiatives. The needs of each community are different and Members’ campaign activities will vary.”
The Clean up the World website has lots of ideas and information about how you can become a free member, get involved, find or start a project and help clean up. Apart from this, perhaps the simplest thing you can do with your family is start at home – put in a compost bin, a worm farm, a recycling bin or work out your eco-footprint and think about ways of reducing it.