The Clean-Up the World Campaign in Suriname
On 5 September 2011, Community leaders and environmental focal points from the Platform of Neighborhood organizations launched the Clean-Up the World Campaign in Paramaribo Suriname. This initiative is in collaboration with PAHO/WHO Suriname, the Ministry of Public Works, the Ministry of Labor, Technology and Environment, Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Youth and Sports and private organizations that embraced the this campaign. The overall goal of the Campaign is the creation of safe and healthy communities by addressing environmental threats and hazards.
The Clean-Up the World Campaign is a Global initiative currently going on in 130 countries. Proactive communities have been provided with educational materials to facilitate the self-designed activities. In Suriname, 40 community leaders and environmental focal points along with 200 volunteers will mobilize the population to implement the Campaign in 20 communities. The main activities in Suriname will be eliminating vector breeding places, establishing PET plastic bottles collection points in the communities (Go Green), and tree planting activities (Registry for Trees).
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