National Clean Up Campaign 2019

Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 08:00 to 17:00

Background
The Environment is the most important resource for life and a clean environment is essential for
healthy living. It helps make the world a beautiful place for one, and it makes individuals healthier
when the environment around them is healthy. Our environment is responsible for plants, animals,
food chains, water and much more. Therefore, we should keep our environment clean.
The Ministry of Environment and Tourism is coordinating this year’s National Clean Up and Antilittering
Campaign. On the 2nd of April, 2019, Honorable Pohamba Shifeta officially announced and
declared the 21st of September 2019 as the designated date for this year’s National Clean-up Day. It
is expectected that all Namibian citizens in all the regions should work hand in hand with their Local
Authorities to come up with activities in preparation for this important day. The chosen date happens
to be the World Clean Up Day and so it will be good to see Namibia stand out from this day onwards
for the good of our health and as well as the environment.
The Clean Up and Anti-littering Campaign is aimed at changing the public behaviours (mindsets) of all
citizens on matters related to littering, general hygiene and proper waste disposal management
(Reducing, Re-using and Recycling).The Ministry’s objective for this campaign is to see a society
where all citizens will become sensitive and mindful of littering and adopt best waste management
practices through reducing,-re-using and recycling.
New Trash Tag School Challenge
In cohesion with the “National Clean up day” set up for the 21th of September and in order to create
environmental awareness within the kids in Namibia; TOSCO Trust and PAKO Kids Magazine in
collaboration with the Ministry of Environment and Tourism and Recycle Namibia Forum have
teamed up to bring a new challenge called; the “before and after challenge” for all schools around
Namibia.
The objective will be to encourage kids to get outside their schools between Saturday 16th to 21th of
September and help to clean up their surroundings. They will need to post pictures before and after
the challenges with the hash tags #Trash Tag #Thefutureisnow #Namibiacleanup2019
The winning school will win something and the participating learners will win a trip to an educational
centre.

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