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ACTivism: National River Cleanup

Burning calories does not always mean spending 30 minutes on the treadmill. In fact there are a lot of ways we can burn calories while doing something good for others or the environment.

Think about joining National River Cleanup — the most popular and successful stream and river cleanup program in the country. It has removed 1,000 tons of litter and debris from America's rivers and streams. Along with helping to remove the junk, you'll also be burning a lot of calories. An 150-pound person can burn around 340 calories in just one hour of picking up litter.
Find a River Cleanup near you here.


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JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 8 years
When I was younger we used to do roadside cleanup in our town. It really made a difference and since it was a small town and everyone knew we were doing it, it really cut down on litter overall.
Spectra Spectra 8 years
I take a big trash bag along with me when I go on my walks sometimes and pick up trash. It seems like there's no end to the amount of trash that's around the streets in my neighborhood...kinda sad, but I feel like I'm at least helping by picking some of the trash up.
ur_momm ur_momm 8 years
I did a Canadian version of this last year, i was a site coordinator. it was really fun and rewarding.
heyjen19 heyjen19 8 years
I completely agree, monday! I've been looking for volunteering trip ideas and can't seem to find ones that I'd like to do. Sugar - Any more suggestions?
mondaymoos mondaymoos 8 years
This is awesome! I love the idea of helping the environment AND getting my exercise in! There should be more posts throughout the Sugars on volunteer opportunties!
gumdrops334 gumdrops334 8 years
A couple months ago I participated in a creek cleanup. It was pretty intense, and we had to wear long sleeves and jeans in 90 degree weather because of the poison ivy. I helped pick up litter and get rid of weeds and dead trees. It was hard, but I felt good afterwards.
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