To engage individuals to take greater responsibility for improving their community environments.
Launched in 2005 by — a volunteer-based community action and education organization — Clean Sweep USA is a fun, engaging site providing on- and offline classroom activities and resources for teachers across the country. Funded primarily by the , the site can supplement a middle school environmental education curriculum.
Outstanding Web Features:
On the Clean Sweep Web site students can learn how to protect the environment by engaging with three interactive "comics" — , , and . Topics covered include recycling, composting, designing sanitary landfills, reducing waste, and turning trash into energy. Other activities include , in which children can power a make-believe city with energy generated from garbage waste, and , which allows students to piece together their own sanitary landfill. At the , students click on tools and compost materials to make nutrient-rich "humus" for gardening. Educators can classroom lesson plans taken from each Web comic for web-directed research and in-class activities.