Thursday, March 05, 2009

Cleaning up Australia, One Map at a Time

Clean Up the World

Clean Up the World is a global campaign that inspires communities to clean up, fix up and conserve the environment. Held in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme, it mobilises an estimated 35 million people across 120 countries.

This last weekend 630,000 volunteers joined together in Australia to take part in Clean Up Australia Day. They collected nearly 8,300 tons of trash. Clean Up the World encourages its participants to use My Maps to chart their activities,and this year Clean Up the World chairman Ian Kiernan AO visited several clean up sites and added photos and text to a My Map along the way with the new My Maps editor for Android using the HTC Dream phone.

You can see the resulting Clean Up Australia Day 2009 Google My Map here.

Via: Google LatLong: Cleaning up Australia, one map at a time

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