|Posted by Jameela Mohanna on September 13, 2018 at 8:00 PM|
From the earth day network I received the following message that I would like to share :
Let's work together to get rid of millions of tons of waste polluting our land and sea!
This Saturday, September the 15th is World Cleanup Day, and millions of people worldwide will take part in removing plastic and other types of waste from the world's coastlines, rivers, parks, cities, and trails.
Earth Day Network is spreading the word about this global event as part of our efforts to End Plastic Pollution, Earth Day Network's 2018 campaign!
Plastic in the natural environment is extremely harmful to wildlife and humans. It clogs our waterways, contaminates food chains, traps and kills wild animals and pollutes the natural world.
World Cleanup Day has been embraced by 113 countries, with over 20 million volunteers taking part in one single global effort. This year's goal for World Cleanup Day is to double the number of people taking part. Let's reach a new record together!
Here's how you can participate:
Join an existing event:
Download the World Cleanup App on Google Play or the App Store to find events near you. Or, find your country on this map to access the contact information of the World Clean Up Day team leader in your country. Also, check social media for events advertised in your community.
Organize your own clean-up event:
In the US download the World Cleanup App on Google Play or the App Store to manage your event and report on results;
- Register your event, or
- Contact them to tell them the location of your cleanup
In other countries in the world download the World Cleanup App on Google Play or the App Store to manage your event and report on results;
- Register your event with World Clean-Up Day; and
- Find your country on this map to access contact information of the World Clean Up Day team leader in your country.
In addition to using the app to organize cleanups, World Cleanup Day will use the data collected via the app to develop new insights about:
Illegal trash dumping sights that need to be monitored and cleaned.
Types of plastic pollution most commonly found in different parts of the world (data that could lead to more effective policy and legislation).
Global hotspots for the production of plastic pollution that need to be targeted for activism and change.
After the cleanup, Let's Do it! World will release its Keep it Clean Plan with suggestions on how businesses, governments, citizens, and NGOs can reduce their impact on the problems of plastic pollution and mismanaged waste.
Hope to see you at a clean-up!
The Earth Day Network Team
In Bahrain a major cleanup of 10 beaches will be launched at 4pm by the SCE (supreme council for environment) and the Bahrain Cleanup society under the global movement "lets do it! World cleanup day" the beaches covered under the campaign will be:
Dry dock beach (asry)
Prince Khalifa Bin Salman park, Muharraq
Jid Al Haj
Al Jazair Beach
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https://www.instagram.com/bahrainbeachcombers/" target="_blank">Bahrain Beachcombers
A group that helps clean Bahrain’s Beaches.
Volunteers are always needed for a few hours of clean up work on the weekends.
Aims to clean up garbage in Bahrain and influence the youth to make a difference.
Volunteers are always needed for their beach and dive cleanups.