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Clean Up the World Volunteers Celebrate World Environment Day


GLEBE, NSW, Australia, June 3, 2005 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- Across the globe, Clean Up the World volunteers will be holding environmental exhibitions, educational programs and clean up activities to celebrate World Environment Day (WED) Sunday 5 June.

Clean Up the World, held in conjunction with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), encourages Members to organise environmental activities to coincide with WED, an initiative developed by UNEP to increase environmental awareness and prompt public action. This year the focus of WED is “Green Cities - Plan for the Planet!”, a theme that Clean Up the World volunteers have embraced on a local level.

In Pennsylvania USA, PA Cleanways will hold a recycling day at Westmoreland Fairgrounds. Residents will be able to take tyres, lead acid batteries, appliances and scrap metal to the Fairgrounds for recycling.

The Public Works and Government Services will run a ’Commuter Challenge’ in Vancouver, Canada encouraging workers to avoid using cars for a day.

ACIAR will be promoting sustainable development in urban and rural communities across Costa Rica. To celebrate WED volunteers will collect rubbish, recycle and sell hand-made environmental goods.

Jordan Environment Society will hold a play entitled “Recycling” at King Hussein Cultural Centre. The humorous play will feature Jordanian comedians Mr. Hussein Tubeishat (Ghafel) and Mr. Mahmoud Saymeh (Hamdi). The play will look at the prevailing culture related to solid waste management, its importance as a source of income and its social impacts at an individual and national level.

In the former Vietnamese capital Hue, the Centre for Resources Environment & Bio Technology will run a drawing competition with the theme ’Green Cities’ to raise environmental awareness among local students.

’Clean Up Greece’ has organised a month long Eco-Festival in Athens in the lead up to WED. A wide range of activities, exhibitions, concerts, workshops, paper recycling and competitions have been organised as part of the festival.

On WED, PATNET Africa will launch environment education activities in schools throughout the Bungoma District in Kenya.

Clean Up the World, coordinated and promoted from Australia, inspires and empowers millions of people in over 100 countries to take simple, positive steps to improve and protect their environment. Clean Up the World Weekend will be celebrated on the 16-18 September 2005.

Clean Up the World is a campaign held in conjunction with our Primary Partner UNEP. Patron - Fondation d’Entreprise Veolia Environnement. Global Media Partner - National Geographic Channels International. Sponsor - Qantas. Supporter - The Australian Government through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

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For additional information about environmental activities in your area/country please contact Lara Meredith at or phone 61 2 9692 0700.


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