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Posted on: September 7, 2018

Mayor Parisi Announces #KeepWestOrangeClean Initiative

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West Orange, NJ Recognizes National CleanUp Day on September 15 
with New Town-Wide Messaging to Boost Ongoing CleanUp Initiative


Township joins network of thousands of communities across the U.S. that will 
participate in the second annual National CleanUp Day to keep our streets clean


WEST ORANGE, NJ – September 11, 2018 – From cities, to beaches, to parks, rivers, and 
trails, hundreds of thousands of Americans in all 50 states and territories will participate in the second annual National CleanUp Day on Saturday, September 15. After experiencing a groundswell of interest in the inaugural event in 2017 which saw an estimated 225,000 participants, National CleanUp Day will enter its second year looking to expand on its impact and continue working towards the goal of eliminating litter, community by community, across the nation. 


Taking place on the third Saturday every September, National CleanUp Day was founded to 
create partnerships for a national, annual, one day event to clean up our nation. National CleanUp Day is a non-profit organization whose sole purpose is to assist in promoting a clean outdoors for all. The 24 hours dedicated to picking up and disposing of litter is an opportunity for citizens who use public spaces, from rural to urban, from the mountains to the sea, to join others in keeping them as pristine as our forefathers had envisioned.


The Township of West Orange, NJ, who has often been recognized for their environmental 
initiatives and received several grants from the New Jersey Clean Communities organization, has been building up to this day for several months following a resident-initiated weekly trash pick-up campaign that has gotten the attention and participation of community members, students, clergy, police & firemen, local sports organizations, Town Council Members, the 
High School Principal, sports coaches, and even the Mayor.


Starting September 15, 2018, the Township of West Orange, NJ will affix “Show Some Love” signs to all garbage cans in & around town as part of their #KeepWestOrangeClean initiative. “It has been great to see all of the positivity this campaign has brought to the community,” said West Orange, NJ Mayor Robert Parisi. “What started as a few residents picking up trash on a weekend, has turned into a social media campaign that has everyone wanting to get involved. It’s contagious and a no-brainer. Keeping our streets clean & welcoming helps our residents, local businesses, and the environment.”

National CleanUp Day’s goal is to have a significant percentage of your community 
participating in this one-day cleanup. The event will help beautify the country, and also connect volunteers and strengthen relationships in their neighborhoods.


“A key concept of National CleanUp Day is that, if you’re not having fun, you are doing it 
wrong.” National CleanUp Day co-founders Steve Jewett and Bill Willoughby explained.

National Cleanup Day knows how large of an impact one day of cleanups can have. According 
to a 2009 study done by Keep America Beautiful , one of the strongest contributors to littering behavior is the prevalence of existing litter, so while one day of cleanup doesn’t sound like much it’s likely to have a lasting effect throughout the year.


To get involved in the local #KeepWestOrangeClean initiative, please visit 
www.westorange.org/keepwestorangeclean


About National CleanUp Day:

National CleanUp Day is a call to action. We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in partnership with Clean Trails. We are dedicated to keeping our nation’s urban, rural, and outdoor public spaces free of litter and trash. For more information or to find a cleanup near you please visit www.nationalcleanupday.org


About West Orange, NJ:


The Township of West Orange, NJ, the home of Thomas Edison’s National Historical Park, is 
located approx. 13 miles West of New York City with a population of approx. 49,000 residents. It is marked by an eclectic mix of neighborhoods, home types, and local businesses. West Orange was recently recognized by Reader’s Digest as one of the ‘Nicest Towns in New Jersey’

offering a safe & welcoming diverse community for all shapes, sizes, races, sexual preferences, religions, and beliefs. For more info, please visit www.westorange.org

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