A Williamsport 8-year-old’s dream to clean up the planet

Some eight year olds want a toy transformer or a box of legos for their birthday, but for Noah Kriger the best gift is picking up trash to make the world a cleaner place.

“If we get all the litter away and then the next generation and the next generation keep going not knowing what litter is, then the earth won’t turn grey,” Noah said. 

Noah’s Earth Day Cleanup will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 17. But the young boy optimistically said it would be good if no more than 800 people showed up. 

This is Noah’s third year of giving to local organizations and causes. Two years ago he donated animal food to the Lycoming County SPCA and last year he donated food to the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank. 

With a heart to help others, Noah said his passion for litter cleanup began when he learned that sea turtles often mistake plastic bags for jellyfish and eat them. 

To help contribute to ocean cleanup, Noah will donate the funds received from the sale of his Earth Day t-shirts to an ocean-cleanup organization.  


  • Noah launched his own videography company in 2019, and is now teaming up with On the PULSE to ramp up production and content. He is dedicated to engaging the community through his passion for cinema and story-telling.

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