Let's Clean the World Together
Clean Up the Philippines Movement has today called on all Filipinos to stand up and answer the call to involve themselves and their local communities and participate on Clean Up the Philippines Day on September 15, 2012.
On that day, volunteers of the campaign are expected to conduct their respective clean-up drives in their own local communities. Their collective actions will form part of two international environmental initiatives: the Annual International Clean Up the World Weekend and the World Clean Up 2012 Project.
These initiatives are aimed to stop the illegal dumping of garbage around the world and assist in the promotion of environmental awareness on a global scale.
“When communities think and act locally, their combined efforts will have a huge global impact”, said Ms. Kristine Alonso, Clean Up the Philippines Spokesperson and a former Ms. Earth candidate from Bacolod City.
The International Clean Up the World Weekend is managed and coordinated by Clean Up the World Pty Ltd based in Sydney, Australia. Supported by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Clean Up the World mobilizes more than 35 million volunteers in over 120 countries each year, making it one of the most successful community-based environmental campaigns in the world.
Meanwhile, the World Cleanup 2012 Project is a new initiative coordinated by a movement called "Let’s do It" based in the Republic of Estonia, which is a series of clean-up actions around the world which started last March 24, 2012 and will last until September 25, 2012. The campaign makes use of a mapping system to monitor illegal dumping of wastes around the world.
Aside from these international events, Clean Up the Philippines Day is also conducted nationwide to support the National Clean Up Month which is held every September of each year by virtue of Presidential Proclamation No. 244 issued by Former President Fidel V. Ramos.
Clean Up the Philippines Day is supported both by the Australian Embassy and the Consulate of the Republic of Estonia in Manila.
Volunteers can join and register for this event at www.cleanupthephilippines.org. Registration is free. Organizers will receive a certificate of participation from Clean Up the Philippines Movement after submitting an after activity report.
For more information on Clean Up the World Weekend, visit www.cleanuptheworld.org
For more information on the World Cleanup 2012 Project, visit www.letsdoitworld.org.