The next World Cleanup Day is coming closer! However, this year we all are facing new (quite hard) challenges. The COVID-19 situation has created some tough times, some inapplicable ways and a lot of restrictions.
Yet, the world still needs our actions in regards to waste management. Although some activities have been stopped, we still produce waste and we still need to give it a thought of how to properly deal with it now and in future.
Environment matters! We live in Indonesia on the Island Flores the gateway to Komodo National Park. Komodo National Park has been established for the protection of the unique Komodo dragons and its further inhabitants, both on land and sea.
In the last years Komodo National Park became more popular amongst tourists and as a main destination for diving and visiting the Komodo dragons.
By gaining a greater reputation, the number of businesses and people grows and with that also the amount of waste. Even more actions are needed.
All dive centers operating in Labuan Bajo have committed to certain rules and regulations in order to minimise the amount of litter, to provide careful disposal, and to educate employees and younger generations as far as possible.
Since the COVID-19 situation might not allow a cleanup day in a group in your area, the Let’s Do It World (LDIW) organisers offer two alternative ways in addition to regular team cleanups: individual and digital cleanup.
Did you know that around 62 trillion spam emails are sent every year, and that causes 20 million tonnes of CO2 per year?
Hence, if you can’t go out and cleanup in public places such as beach, markets, forests, you can cleanup your gadgets and make new arrangements how to avoid sending unnecessary emails and to reduce CO2 even from homeworking. Follow the link of DIGITAL CLEANUP DAY to register.
In the last World Cleanup Day on 21 September 2019 more than 21.2 million people in 180 countries participated in the event – cleaning up litter and mismanaged waste from our beaches, rivers, forests, and streets. (Source LDIW)
In 2020 it will be the 3rd World Cleanup Day, although the initial idea was born in Estonia in 2008 already when 50,000 people united to clean up the entire country in just five hours. Today it is a global movement with 21 million volunteers.
If you too want to participate in this global action, you can register through the LDIW page to find a representative in your country.