Many activities in response to 2014 Clean Up the World campaign

Tuesday, 23/09/2014, 22:32 [GMT+7]

Many activities in response to 2014 Clean Up the World campaign

Themed “Actions for waste free environment”, many activities have been held in Khanh Hoa Province in response to the 2014 Clean up the World campaign, according to Mai Van Thang, Deputy Director of Khanh Hoa Department of Environment & Natural Recourses.

Clean up the World was established in 1993 and initiated by Australia in cooperation with the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). Clean Up the World Weekend, celebrated globally on the third weekend in September each year, has encouraged and supported communities to join together to protect environment to tackle climate change. Millions of volunteers from over 130 countries have joined the campaign.

In response to the campaign Clean Up the World, the Ministry of Natural Resources & Environment has decided to choose this year campaign’s theme “Actions for waste free environment”, focusing on individuals’ impact on the environment through community activities in an effort to raise public awareness of environmental responsibilities.

Under the guideline of the Ministry of Natural Resources & Environment, Khanh Hoa Natural Resources & Environment has sent a document to city, town, district people’s committees,  relevant agencies, organizations, institutes and schools in Khanh Hoa Province on the celebration of activities in response to the 2014 Clean Up the World campaign.

Environmental education and propaganda have been boosted to inspire and empower locals to clean up, fix up and conserve their environment.

In addition, environmental activities have included Volunteer Saturday, Green Sunday, Plastic Bag Free day and so on to remind people of environmental protection. Besides, organizations and individuals with great contribution to environmental conservation and sustainable development have been honored and rewarded.

Moreover, Khanh Hoa Department of Natural Resources & Environment has jointly held courses on environmental protection and the Environmental Protection Law 2014; hung up banners and posters in public places; posted information about environmental activities on the website and in newsletters of the Department of Natural Resources & Environment.

Furthermore, the Nha Trang Bay management board in association with 10 dive clubs in Nha Trang City has joined a clean-up day to protect Hon Mun seabed and its surrounding environment. Particularly, a contest on environmental protection has been organized to urge young people to join practical work for a cleaner and healthier environment.