CUP Movement calls on locals to help Clean Up the World
Clean Up the Philippines Movement, Inc. today called on Filipinos to help clean up their local communities.
Atty. Sharon E. Millan-Decano, Secretary-General of Clean Up the Philippines Movement said "The proper disposal of waste is of great concern to our communities. We are encouraging our members and volunteers to help educate their family members and communities on proper waste management and organize their own local clean-up event on Clean Up the Philippines Day on September 17, 2011.
Clean Up the Philippines Day will form part of Clean Up the World, a year-round community-led environmental campaign that takes place in local communities involving an estimated 35 million volunteers from 130 countries each year.“We need the support of as many people as possible; it’s more important than ever that we take serious action to protect and promote our planet for the sake of our future generations.”
Clean Up the Philippines Day is generously supported by the Australian Embassy in Manila.
Clean Up the World founder and Chairman Ian Kiernan AO* sent a message of support to the local volunteers participating in the Clean Up the World campaign.“By taking responsibility for their local area, volunteers from Clean Up the Philippines Campaign are playing a vital part in the worldwide effort to protect and preserve our planet. Clean Up the Philippines Movement is to be congratulated for taking leadership in their community – and every volunteer is to be congratulated for taking responsibility for their place on earth.”
Volunteers can get involved in the campaign by registering their clean-up events and other environmental activities at www.cleanupthephilippines.org.
Clean Up the World originated in Sydney, Australia in 1993 and is held in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
The campaign brings together non-government organisations, community groups, schools, governments, businesses and individuals to undertake activities to improve water quality, clean up local streets, parks, waterways and forests and educate children about the environment.
*AO - Order of Australia awarded for distinguished service of a high degree to Australia or to humanity at large.