Young Volunteers for the Environment (YVE-The Gambia) announces Saturday it will observe World Coastal Cleanup Day 2014, from September 25-28 with an environment forum, tree planting, street and beach cleansing exercises in the West Coast Region, WCR.
World Coastal Cleanup Day is dedicated to the improvement of beaches, coastal regions and surrounding areas throughout the world. It is regarded the largest volunteer event in the world.
On September 20, YVE Gambia said it is collaborating with the Social & Environmental Society (SES) Club of the Gambia College to hold a four-day Cleanup Week as part of its activities marking the Day.
The theme for the cleanup week is: ‘Our Place… Our Planet… Our Responsibility’
The event begins on September 25 with an Environment Forum at the Gambia College; tree planting at five schools at Kiti, Sanyang, Kabafita and Brikama on September 26; Street and beach cleanup at Tanji and Tujereng on September 27; and Street and beach cleanup at Sanyang on September 28.
YVE Gambia said it is “integrating clean coastal area and sustainable beaches for human purposes” and urges volunteers to “be that change you want to see”.
“These activities marking World Coastal Cleanup Day are a prelude to our upcoming Keep It Clean (KIC) Project that will inspire and empower individuals and communities from every corner of the country to clean up, fix up and conserve their environment,” YVE executive director Albert Joe S. Bongay said.
The Keep It Clean project, which is set for launch in 2015, will include activities like Recycling and resource recovery, Tree planting, Education campaigns, Water reuse and conservation, Competitions, Exhibitions, and Fix up projects.
The KIC campaign will bring together businesses, community groups, schools, government actors and individuals in a range of activities and programmes that will positively improve the local environment.
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