Clean the World

Corporate Social Responsibility

The IECA has continued its Corporate Social Responsibility initiative in efforts to support the local communities where its conferences are being held annually. For the 2019 IECA Spring Education Conference, IECA has chosen to partner with Clean the World.

Clean the World Foundation is a global health organization committed to improving the quality of life for vulnerable communities around the world by providing sustainable resources, programming and education focusing on water, sanitation and hygiene for all those affected by poverty, homelessness, and humanitarian or natural crises. Their mission is to protect the environment and save millions of lives by leading a global hygiene revolution to distribute recycled soap and hygiene products to children and families worldwide.

Clean the World eliminates needless waste from landfills by partnering with hospitality industries who provide soaps, towels, and other hygienic goods that would otherwise be discarded. These goods are sanitized and recycled in an environmentally safe manner, and then distributed to children and families all over the world who are in desperate need of proper hygiene. To learn more about Clean the World, visit their website by clicking here

The IECA will be supporting Clean the World’s Hygiene Kit Program. Attendees will have the opportunity to assemble hygiene kits that will be given to a local charity in the San Diego area, Veterans Village of San Diego. The Veterans Village of San Diego mission is to serve America’s veterans in overcoming homelessness and related challenges. You can learn more about their work and those who will receive the kits by going to their website. We will be hosting a hygiene kit build activity at the Early Bird Reception, and then later at the activity station from Sunday - Tuesday during registration hours, where each attendee can put together a kit consisting of soap, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, razor, toothbrush, toothpaste, and a washcloth. You will also have an opportunity to include a personalized note to inspire the recipient of the kit. 

The IECA urges attendees to make a donation to Clean the World in support of the Hygiene Kit Program during the registration process.  For donations $25 or greater to Clean the World you will be eligible for a free conference t-shirt courtesy of TransCanada.  Conference t-shirts are in limited supply, so please get your donations in early!