Pokémon GO developer Niantic has teamed up with Playmob and local non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to host special cleanup events around the world on Earth Day. In-game rewards will be released depending on how many players are picking up trash. The official announcement from the development team at Niantic is as follows:
Join Us for a Worldwide Cleanup with Mission Blue!
Looking to make a difference this Earth Day, April 22? Like to play Pokémon GO? In collaboration with Mission Blue, we’re hosting local cleanup events around the world for Pokémon GO players, and you’re invited! Earth Day is a time to appreciate the places in which we live, and to find ways to help care for the planet. To help do our part, we will be hosting cleanup events around the globe!
Mission Blue, an organization dedicated to protecting the oceans, needs the help of Pokémon GO Trainers. If enough Trainers globally attend and partake in the cleanup efforts, they will unlock the following rewards worldwide:
- 1,500 attendees: 2× catch Stardust for Grass-, Water-, and Ground-type Pokémon for 48 hours
- 3,000 attendees: 3× catch Stardust for Grass-, Water-, and Ground-type Pokémon for 48 hours
Visit our Earth Day website to find a cleanup event near you! We believe in taking care of the planet, and we invite everyone to help us make the world a cleaner place. Join us to help make a positive impact around the world!
Source: Official Pokémon GO blog