Completing the Pollution Prevention Patch Program® is a suggested prerequisite for earning your Clean Earth Advocate Patch. Your volunteer experience will help provide you with the knowledge needed to advocate for a cleaner earth. You can also opt to complete the Pollution Prevention requirements during the time you earn this advocate patch.
Things to find out:
- What about all that junk mail? Helpful Link: Junk Mail and the Environment
- What is Illegal dumping? Helpful Link: Littering vs. Dumping
- How do you report illegal dumping? Helpful Link: How do I report illegal dumping in my community?
- What is a Superfund Site? Helpful Link: Find information about Superfund sites
- How do you dispose of old paint? Store and Dispose of Paint Properly
Requirement 2: Do It!
Choose a clean earth issue to advocate for. Some ideas:
Who do you want to reach? Some ideas:
- Your Family
- Your Neighbors
- Politicians — Helpful link: How to Contact Your Elected Officials
- Your Classmates
- Your Fellow Worshipers
- Other Groups or Organizations
How will you reach them? Helpful link: How to Advocate for Your Cause
- Talk to them. Consider wearing a button as a conversation starter.
- Hand out flyers. Consider setting up a booth to collect donations if allowed.
- Hang tags on doors and mail boxes.
- Make posters.
- Reach out with social media such as Facebook.
- Send a press release to your local newspaper or school newspaper. Helpful link: How to write a press release.
Always remember to thank those who helped with your advocacy program.
Ways to say Thank You:
- Thank the community as a whole on social media.
- Give certificates of appreciation.
Discuss Your Advocacy Project
- Do you think your advocacy project helped make the earth a cleaner planet?
- Will you continue?
- What else can you do to promote a cleaner earth?
Congratulations! You have earned the Clean Earth Advocate Patch. It can be purchased at our partner site MakingFriends®.com.
You can become an Environment Welfare Advocate by earning all 5 environment advocate level patches.
Does this Patch Program® you any ideas for becoming a Clean Earth Delegate?
See all our current Advocate level Patch Program®s:
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Note: Many of the links provided to assist with completing our Patch Program®s are external and do not imply an endorsement or recommendation. At the time of publication, external content was vetted to the best of our ability. Your views and ideas may vary and we do not intend for you to substitute our opinions for yours. Research the topic thoroughly before beginning a project. As always, make sure children access the internet only under safe-surfing conditions.