Carl Garner Federal Lands is celebrated on the Saturday after Labor Day, which in 2022 falls on September 10th. The mission of the holiday is to motivate Americans to take on more civic responsibilities and maintain cleanliness not only in their house but also on the streets and in public places.
Carl Garner Federal Lands was celebrated for the first time in 1985, but it had a different name – National Cleaning of Federal Lands Day. The founder of the initiative – engineer Carl Garner – invited everyone to come clean up the area around Lake Greers Ferry. As a result, the lake and the surrounding area have been transformed. Very soon, his initiative became widespread. On this day now, regular cleanings are carried out, and cleanliness is maintained in various ways.
- Carl Garner Federal Lands not only teaches people about cleanliness but also contributes to maintaining beautiful recreation areas.
- It increases awareness among people about the dangers of garbage and protecting the environment.
- Every year, about 4 billion pounds of waste ends up in the ocean, but instead of being recycled. Recycling one ton of paper waste can save about 20 trees.
- Every hour, up to 2,5 million plastic bottles end up in American trash cans. This is a weighty argument in favor of abandoning plastic.
- Finland is the only country that recycles their full volume of glass containers.
How to take part
Take part in cleaning of territories. Invite family, friends, and colleagues. Arrange a flash mob on social networks – who is cleaner and better at the task? Be sure to share it on social media.
When is Carl Garner Federal Lands celebrated in 2023?
Carl Garner Federal Lands is observed on the first Saturday after Labor Day each year.