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  • Bradley UrsoBradley Urso

    Im organizing on of these on my college campus. So far feedback has been tremendously amazing. My campus is right next to the ocean so trash blows down off of the bluff it is located up on and down to the beach. A large portion of the student body a)thinks this is necessary b) would like to attend. Thank you for the inspiration!

  • George PetersGeorge Peters

    We are doing our best here in Baltimore to clean things up. If you want to find out more about what Zero Litter doing, partner for a project or anti litter campaign or help zero litter out by supporting our capital campaign check us out on facebook. http://www.facebook.com/zerolitter

    • Max SchorrMax Schorr

      Really wonderful to see what you are doing. Inspiring. I could see these happening in cities and towns around the world. Recently, I was in Kathmandu and loved the city but saw a couple places very ripe for this type of effort. Keep up the great work and thanks for the inspiration + action.

  • Angela CrossAngela Cross

    That's great - looking forward to the day, where there is so little trash that the term 'trash mob' is strange and unfamiliar.

    Great idea!

  • John WJohn W

    What about use Tweets to get people to various locations to do the mobs? I could see something like @BostonTrashMob working in Boston where I live, for instance, to gather people together to a particular spot. Good idea, Baltimore!

    • Max SchorrMax Schorr

      That's a great idea. I would totally do this once a month if someone scouted a location, brought trash bags, and sent out the time and place...

      • George PetersGeorge Peters

        That is exactly what Zero Litter is doing in Baltimore, that and 2 larger scale community driven clean ups every month as well. Oh, and legislation to reduce litter steams and an ad campaign and education piece - If it all works out. We have a way to go yet.

        • Max SchorrMax Schorr

          That sounds great. Please keep us posted on how it goes, and we'll look for ways to spread the word. Please don't hesitate to reach out if there are ways the GOOD community can help.

          • John WJohn W

            I will talk it over with my partner in crime since she's really motivated to do these kinds of events as well. It would be great to have some GOODers involved with planning the mobs as well.

  • Liam Henry BildstenLiam Henry Bildsten

    'Trash Mob' ... brilliant! What if there was an organization that would help cities organize their own 'trash mobs' so this can happen more often throughout the country?

    • Max SchorrMax Schorr

      Sounds like Zero Litter is doing this in Baltimore. Maybe they could partner with Keep America Beautiful or someone like Home Depot or Glad to bring this to scale. GOOD would certainly love to help.

      • George PetersGeorge Peters

        We are reaching out and attempting to foster partnerships as we speak. One of our ideas is to work with a consortium of “branded litter producers”, you know McDonalds, Coke, starbucks, and the like - the companies that find that their product packaging most often becomes litter. If we could get them on board then we could really get something going. And Max, yes please we would love your help!

        • bwilkebwilke

          George,

          Let me know if you think www.flashvolunteer.org might be of some use. We are a Seattle-based nonprofit tech startup focused on real-time volunteer opportunities. We also have a mobile app (Seattle only right now, but could easily be opened up for Baltimore) that could facilitate these sort of events. You can check it out here: http://bit.ly/XTd45K.

          Let me know if you'd like to chat,

          Brad
          brad [at] flashvolunteer [dot] org