As part of the World Cleanup Day (WCD) event, aimed at tackling the global problem of solid waste, including marine litter, a cleanup of the coastal area and seabed has been planned in Neum on Saturday, September 18.
The Municipality of Neum reminds us that this year’s Clean the Earth Day is being marked in 180 countries, and the Let’s Do It team, with the help of local teams, will do a clean-up at more than 30 locations throughout BiH.
World Cleanup Day is part of a global movement and it is important that the town of Neum is taking part in this largest environmental movement.
World Cleanup Day on 19 September 2020 united more than 11 million people in 166 countries.
On that day volunteers and partners worldwide again came together, depsite the special requirements and many restrictions of Covid-19, to rid our planet of trash – cleaning up litter and mismanaged waste from our beaches, rivers, forests, and streets.World Cleanup Day harnesses the power of people around the world 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.All these environmental heroes came out despite the challenges of 2020. Since 2018, World Cleanup Day has brought together millions of people for the biggest waste collection day in human history. In 2018, 17.6 million and in 2019, 21.2 million environment heroes joined in on an epic 36-hour green wave of cleanups across the globe – beginning in New Zealand and traveling around the world before ending in Hawaii.
This world-changing idea began in the small northern European country of Estonia, in 2008. 50,000 people united to clean up the entire country in just five hours. On that day, a global bottom-up civic movement was born and spread like wildfire around the globe. This captured the imaginations of people worldwide, who were inspired to follow suit with the same ambitious ‘one country, one-day’ formula.
11 years later, the simple idea has grown into a global movement with millions of volunteers and charismatic leaders. The simple act of cleaning has become a force that binds together people and groups that would otherwise never dream of working towards the same goal. Civil society, governments and global corporations, women in Saudi Arabia, people defying war in Yemen and Syria, Muslims, Jews, Hindus and Christians, men and women, children.