Friday, August 26, 2005

Clean Up The World - Gibraltar

The Environmental Safety Group organising Gibraltar's Clean up the World Weekend on 18th and 19th September 2005
The Environmental Safety Group (ESG) would like to update the community over its plans and progress with the Clean up the World event it is co-ordinating with the support of over twenty different organisations and services.

Well into halfway through its planning for the activities it is now clear that a minimum of 12 areas will receive attention by the community over the weekend of the September 17 and 18 with removal of litter being the primary objective.

Teams are now being assembled and a call is being made for more volunteers to sign up and support what will be the first of what is hoped to be an annual community clean up effort.

“Littering and vandalism is a serious matter that concerns many and affects us all but is by no means confined to Gibraltar as the flagged weekend will see over 100 other countries and over 30 million people together participating in this hands-on community action,” said Janet Howitt.

“It is understood that those who wantonly litter may continue to do so in spite of this clean up. However, it is also hoped that a strong signal will be given through this community effort that is time for change; that it is not acceptable to chuck litter about and that the majority of people in Gibraltar care about how this degrades our environment.”

The ESG says it hopes that more people will sign up to help out. Given the scale of the operation there will be many jobs to do to ensure its success.

For more details please contact Janet Howitt on 43156 - Ernest Teuma 74467 - Ewen Clinton 50530 - Tom Scott 58009259

Related Articles & Links:

05 August 2005 - Clean up the World Meeting

17 June 2005 - Article: Clean up the World

Clean up the World Official Website


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