What you can do

Pick up litter

The earth is a big place to keep clean. With Litterati — an app for users to identify, collect and geotag the world's litter — TED Resident Jeff Kirschner has created a community that's crowdsource-cleaning the planet. After tracking trash in more than 100 countries, Kirschner hopes to use the data he's collected to work with brands and organizations to stop litter before it reaches the ground.

Lobby your councillor

Reduce, reuse, recycle, replace

  • Stop using bottled water other than for essential purposes (e.g. as a source of water during an extreme weather event) https://www.banthebottle.net/bottled-water-facts/
  • Reduce your household's use of disposable plastics.
  • Use reusable bags and recycle your old plastic bags.
  • At your workplace get management to ban water bottles and other non-reusable plastic products (other than for essential purposes such as in hospitals.)