Lebanon will be joining ‘World Cleanup Day’ on September 21, 2019, along with over 157 countries, to clean up the planet. The event is under the patronage of the Ministry of Environment, is being organized for the second time by Junior Chamber International – Lebanon (JCI Lebanon), in collaboration with the United Nations Information Center of Beirut (UNIC Beirut), will be taking place in over ten locations across the country, including: Kesserwen, Chouf, Bekaa, and Kfaraabida.
World Cleanup Day is the largest one-day peacetime civic action against waste aiming to raise awareness of the global mismanaged waste crisis and its impact on the environment.
Last year, World Cleanup Day 2018 brought together 17.8 million people from 157 countries, who cleaned up nearly 100 thousand tons of waste in 24 hours.
In Lebanon, JCI Lebanon, in partnership with the United Nations Information Centre of Beirut (UNIC Beirut) organized the event on September 15, 2018, and managed to unit over 3,500 volunteers in more than 31 locations across the country, including: Tripoli, Kafarabida, Maameltein, Ehden, Zgharta, Ramlet el Bayda, Rwest el Ballout, Heleliye, Damour and more. In just a couple of hours, over 2100 kgs of waste were collected by volunteers, which were then sent to several recycling centers across the country, making sure that no waste would end up in landfills or the beautiful Mediterranean Sea.
Join the effort this year on Saturday, September 21, 2019, more information about the event can be found here. http://bit.ly/wcdlebanon