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Friday, May 9, 2014

European Clean-Up Day - May, 10th

European Clean-Up Day

Every year, millions of tonnes of litter end up in oceans, beaches, forests and elsewhere in nature. The primary causes are our societies’ unsustainable production and consumption patterns, poor waste management strategies and the lack of awareness of the population.

In order to reduce littering in nature and to give visibility to the issue, the EWWR (European Week for Waste Reduction) coordinates a Europe-wide annual clean-up day.

A European movement
Several clean-up campaigns have been implemented in Europe over the past years to tackle the litter problem. The European Clean-Up Day, “Let’s Clean Up Europe!”, intends to bring these initiatives together  to have a Europe-wide clean-up event that takes place on the same day all over the continent; involving and reaching as many citizens as possible. The European Clean-Up Day will take place on 10 May 2014.

By being part of “Let’s Clean Up Europe!” and helping to clean up their environment, participants can see how much waste is being dumped in their neighbourhood. This action provides a unique opportunity to raise citizen’s awareness on the litter problem and to help changing people's behaviour.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Earth Day

The 43rd Annual Earth Day will be celebrated this April 22nd.

It began in 1970 with US Senator Gaylord Nelson who began a teach-in about environmental concerns, which has now grown to a movement with 193 participating countries.

In 2009, the United Nations designated April 22 as International Mother Earth Day

Cities throughout Europe are gearing up for Earth Day. With several events going on across the continent, Europeans will surely find somewhere to celebrate and promote a more sustainable and healthy planet this Earth Day.

In Geneva, Switzerland, the International School of Geneva is hosting a “green sale” and an organic food sale to raise money to plant trees on the school grounds. There will also be activities like recycling games and environmental arts and crafts.

Then, in the Chisinau, Moldova, the Gutta-Club will host an assortment of Earth Day events with clean-up efforts in 30 villages, a tree planting movement, and the building of nesting boxes for birds. There will also be a central event in Chisinau’s central square with concerts, workshops, and contests for anyone who wants to participate.

In Dublin, Earth Day Network partner ECO-UNESCO is running its annual ECO-Explorer Camp for kids from April 22nd to April 25th at the Greenhouse in Dublin City Center. Campers, or ECO-Explorers, ages 5-12 will explore the local urban ecology, take weather measurements, investigate city wildlife and discover Dublin’s green spaces like never before. The ECO-Explorers will also participate in the designing of future Green Cities using drawings and 3D art.

Earth Day is alive in well in Europe. Best of luck to all the participants!