PLETTENBERG BAY NEWS - Plettenberg Bay will be joining the rest of the world in what has been described as the biggest civil movement in recent history, to tackle pollution across the globe.
On 21 September millions of volunteers around the world will spend the day cleaning up the planet on what has been dubbed World Cleanup Day.
Plettenberg Bay will be hosting two events as part of this movement. The Nature's Valley Trust will be hosting the first on 20 September in Kurland Village and a second the next day in Plettenberg Bay. The first event will kick off at the Crags Primary School Hall, while the second is scheduled to start at the Beacon Island parking lot. Both events will start at 09:00.
World Cleanup Day last year united 18-million people across 157 countries for the biggest waste-collection day in human history. According to organisers, "an epic 36-hour green wave of cleanups" washed over the globe as it started in New Zealand and ended in Hawaii.
World Cleanup Day harnesses the power of everyday people to achieve incredible things by joining together. "Its beauty lies in cooperation and collaboration: building bridges between disparate communities, and including all levels of society – from citizens to business, to government," organisers said.
The idea began in Estonia in 2008 when 50 000 people united to clean up the entire country in five hours. From there it spread around the world.
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