NEWS: Not Even Landmines Stop Cambodia from Cleaning

15/09/18 The powerful “green wave” has reached Asia. People from Indonesia to Vietnam are cleaning their environment. In Cambodia, there are estimated 300 000 people with the secretary of state and other high ranking government officials helping to clean the planet. Sovann Nou, the local cleanup leader said that he was brought to tears standing in […]

15/09/18

The powerful “green wave” has reached Asia. People from Indonesia to Vietnam are cleaning their environment. In Cambodia, there are estimated 300 000 people with the secretary of state and other high ranking government officials helping to clean the planet.

Sovann Nou, the local cleanup leader said that he was brought to tears standing in the middle of capital Phnom Penh after the official opening of the event. “It is like a dream coming true, it even exceeds my dreams, I’m just so happy. We started organizing the event in February this year and reaching the point where all the 25 provinces have at least one group on the field, is just what we need to keep changing the mindset of the people,” said Nou. He added that “these people are so brave – we have landmines all over the nation.“

World Cleanup Day organisers are hoping to engage millions of volunteers during the 30-hour cleanup marathon and at least double the number of people engaged in the cleanup actions so far. Many countries are aiming for the magic number of 5% of their country’s population to instigate a profound shift in the values and norms of their society, a new level of awareness that then can transform into public pressure to bring forth reforms in waste management policies and regulations.

World Cleanup Day events can be followed through the homepage www.letsdoitworld.org. Starting from 22:00 UTC, the 24-hour, non-stop World Cleanup Live Show will cover the cleanups across the globe. The show is hosted by Irish TV presenter and producer Colm Flynn and TV presenter Zihlo Ndlovu from Zimbabwe and will be broadcast from Tallinn, Estonia.

It will be aired via the World Cleanup Day website https://www.worldcleanupday.org/
and also via Facebook and YouTube channels.

The year 2018 marks 100 years since the founding of the Republic of Estonia. World Cleanup Day 2018 is Estonia’s biggest gift to the world on its 100th anniversary. More information about the centenary events can be found at www.EV100.ee

More information:

Website: www.worldcleanupday.org

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/worldcleanupday2018/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/letsdoitworld

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/Letsdoitworld

Tiina Urm, Head of Communication

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