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Some of the world's biggest organisa-
tions are engaging in environmental ini-
tiatives in an attempt to spread
awareness for a cleaner, greener and
brighter outlook for our planet.
Here's a look at some of their efforts
to stimulate worldwide awareness
• Action against waste in the
The region of India, mainly the Hi-
malayas is passionate about putting an
end to indiscriminate dumping of waste
in the community.
In celebration of World Environment
Day, the community aims to promote
ecological solid waste management with
high schools students from nine schools
to present innovative ideas for cleaning
and greening their surroundings by con-
structing models using waste materials.
They will focus on important environ-
mental issues including promoting the
principles of "reduce, reuse and recycle
waste" with segregation at source, as
well as reforestation of the region along-
side composting made from organic
These will be exhibited at the schools
on World Environment Day.
• Go Eco No Ego Celebrations in Cyprus!
Go Eco No Ego is a community based
organisation active in raising environmen-
tal awareness. The group has been cele-
brating World Environment Day every
year as part of a tourism week held at
the Eastern Mediterranean University.
Locals and students will highlight sus-
tainable consumption issues through ac-
tivities including stage performances and
speeches which stress the power of indi-
viduals to consume with care.
• Schools celebrate WED with the Ma-
manuca Environment Society
The Mamanuca Environment Society
will be marking World Environment Day
in five schools in the Nadi District of Fiji,
with a focus on recycling- turning waste
As part of an art competition, students
will present their recycling art projects, in-
cluding items such as bottle caps, musical
instruments, pen holders, piggy banks,
and recycled bags.
Students and teachers will also be
making pledges - including tree pledges,
turtle pledges and the better bag chal-
lenge pledge. Students will wrap up the
day with a clean-up, a composting activ-
ity, and tree planting within the school
• Koura District Youth Clean-up in
To celebrate World Environment Day
this year, a group of Lebanese and Syrian
youths will clean a 1km stretch of street
in the Koura district of North Lebanon.
After the clean-up, metal barrels with
drawings done by the youths will be dis-
played along the streets. This event will
also feature several environmental
awareness sessions organised and run by
the youth for the area's children.
This event is designed to increase the
cohesion between the Lebanese and Syr-
ian communities and to help develop the
area, whilst increasing awareness about
the importance of protecting the environ-
• Negros Occidental Province launches
Let's Do It Philippines Clean-up!
The World Environment Day celebra-
tions in Negros Occidental Province in the
Philippines will involve communities and
organisations from 31 towns and cities in
the area to carry out activities aimed at
generating awareness on environmental
issues, and support programs for the con-
servation, protection and rehabilitation of
the Negros environment.
Activities include tree planting, a
coastal clean up, where divers will re-
move underwater debris, a 'Recycled
World' display, a recycled runway event
featuring fashion made from recycled
materials, the 'Environmental Football
Cup', and the 'Dance with Nature' Zumba
• Garissa Million Trees Campaign
The Youth for Environmental Sustain-
ability Network (YENSETK) has initiated
the "Garissa Million Trees" theme to mo-
bilise institutions to grow 1,000,000
trees in the entire Garissa County, in cele-
bration of World Environment Day. In-
creased tree cover in Garrissa, a remote,
dryland region in Northern Kenya, can
contribute to climate-change related is-
sues faced by local communities, includ-
ing watershed destruction, soil erosion
and biodiversity loss, and help reverse the
negative impact of tree-cover destruction
on food and water security.
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