Over 200 vol­un­teers join clean-up ac­tion in Novkhani

Azer News - - Country Guide - By La­man Is­may­ilova

IDEA Pub­lic Union and “Tamiz Sha­har” com­pany have or­ga­nized a coastal clean-up ac­tion timed to the World En­vi­ron­ment Day this week­end.

World En­vi­ron­ment Day (WED) is marked on June 5 yearly, and is the United Na­tion's prin­ci­pal ve­hi­cle for en­cour­ag­ing world­wide aware­ness and ac­tion for the protection of our en­vi­ron­ment. First held in 1974, it has been a flag­ship cam­paign for rais­ing aware­ness on emerg­ing en­vi­ron­men­tal is­sues from marine pol­lu­tion, hu­man over­pop­u­la­tion, and global warm­ing, to sus­tain­able con­sump­tion and wildlife crime.

The clean-up ac­tion aroused great in­ter­est of pub­lic. Many school groups, in­di­vid­u­als, em­bassy rep­re­sen­ta­tives and vol­un­teers came out to par­tic­i­pate and share their ap­pre­ci­a­tion of Baku’s beau­ti­ful coast.

Over 200 ea­ger vol­un­teers turned up to help clean the Novkhani beach, Trend Life re­ported. Fur­nished with all the nec­es­sary san­i­tary equip­ment, the par­tic­i­pants of the cleanup ac­tion col­lected the waste on the beach. Af­ter­wards, the waste was de­liv­ered to the Bi­na­gadi Solid Waste Sort­ing Plant by spe­cial ve­hi­cles.

The project aimed at pro­mot­ing clean­li­ness in coastal ar­eas, as well as at at­tract­ing young peo­ple to fight for the protection of the marine en­vi­ron­ment.

This first cleanup of the year saw an in­cred­i­ble turnout with so many peo­ple. The next clean-up event will be held in Septem­ber.

The IDEA Pub­lic Union was launched by Leyla Aliyeva on July 12, 2011 in Baku. The or­ga­ni­za­tion aims to pro­mote pub­lic aware­ness on en­vi­ron­men­tal is­sues and ac­tion, collaboration with the youth, pro­mot­ing the ed­u­ca­tion of en­vi­ron­men­tal prob­lems and find­ing proper so­lu­tions for them.

The pub­lic union calls upon each in­di­vid­ual to care about the en­vi­ron­ment and to con­trib­ute to on­go­ing ef­forts against eco­log­i­cal prob­lems.

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