Pack Your Trash™ was established as a non-profit 501c-3 corporation (CP77-0559665) in February of 2001 and has been in existence since the early 1960's. It is the only 'pure' anti-litter campaign which not only coordinates beach, park and local community clean-ups with other environmental concerns, but organizes assemblies at county grade and elementary schools, high schools, and community colleges, in order to speak about and endorse the importance of keeping 'your' community clean and taking responsibility for 'your' actions. What is unique and most relevant to PYT, versus other environmental causes, is the true connection and direct involvement with our youth through the lectures at the schools and the PYT hands-on approach and outreach to the community for beach and street clean-ups.
The Pack Your Trash™ mission is to educate, encourage and impact our youth to take responsibility and promote a strong sense of pride in their community. Our goal is to extend our reach and presence throughout Santa Cruz County and then assist other communities throughout the state of California to replicate and enforce the PYT movement. Our ultimate vision is to establish PYT as 'the' national anti-litter campaign and have an annual Pack Your Trash™ Day across the country.
For more information check us out on the web- www.packyourtrash.com