Join us for Blue Friday
November 23rd, 2018
Before we dig into that leftover turkey sandwich, we’re going to spend one hour on the day formerly known as Black Friday picking up trash in a local park. And we want you to join us, wherever you may be.
Our third annual Blue Friday, a nationwide DIY cleanup initiative, is going down on November 23rd, 2018. Want to join? All you’ve gotta do is find a public space to clean, bring trash bags, a pair of gloves, and get to work.
Why we do it.
Our mission at United By Blue is to remove a pound of trash from the earth’s oceans and waterways for every product we sell. Sales and cleanups have always gone hand-in-hand (we hosted our first cleanup the same week we sold our first T-shirt), and we don't want to lose sight of that in the holiday fray. Also, picking up trash is So. Darn. Easy.
Our Blue Friday Cleanups of 2017
We created a DIY cleanup database to help you join forces on Blue Friday.
Check out where it went down last year.
We've teamed up with 20 fellow outdoor retailers to spread the word about Blue Friday & get more people outside to do good. Check 'em out below.
Costa Mesa, CA
Outdoor Sports Center
Travel Country Outdoors
Altamonte Springs, FL
Buffalo Peak Outfitters
Townsend Bertram and Company
Stone Harbor, NJ
Home Green Home
Thruway Sporting Goods
Trail Creek Outfitters
Glen Mills, PA
United By Blue Flagship
State College, PA
Outdoor Gear Exchange
The Mountain Goat
Manchester Center, VT
What to do with your trash (and treasures)
Be sure to separate recycling from trash and mark your bags accordingly. Tightly close your trash bags so wind or precipitation cannot blow trash out of your bags, which creates litter. Dispose of waste properly in a trash bin, dumpster, and/or recycling center.
Follow EPA guidelines to determine what can and cannot be recycled in your area. Some rules of thumb:
UNITED BY BLUE X LONELY WHALE
Inspired by our mutual respect for the ocean, we've joined forces with conservation nonprofit Lonely Whale to bring more people closer to the water. Shop our limited edition UBB x Lonely Whale collab to support our water conservation efforts on Blue Friday and beyond.Shop the collection