This year is the 24th year of Clean Up the World, with activities in more than 70 countries. Students from Freshwota bilingual school collected over 100 bags of rubbish on Friday 15 September to celebrate a cleaner Vanuatu.
Keeping Vanuatu beautiful was the main message of the event. The Australian High Commission, staff from Live & Learn Vanuatu and the Vanuatu Football Federation all got in on the action.
Australian High Commissioner to Vanuatu, Jenny Da Rin said “Keeping Vanuatu clean is everyone’s responsibility”.
Also joining the clean up activities was the Pacific Mini Games mascots, Nasi and Empawa. Nasi is a short pronunciation for Nasiviru, which means Parrot. Empawa stands for Empower, a female mascot advocating for empowerment of women.
Clean Up the World aims to promote action to preserve the environment for everyone to enjoy, now and in the future. Each year in September the campaign brings together an estimated 35 million volunteers from communities and businesses around the world to clean up the environment.