The Foundation Participates in Environmental Action for National Cleanliness Day and World Cleanliness DaySeptember 19, 2023, 01:13
The International Public Foundation Roza Otunbaeva Initiative, in collaboration with the Public Foundation Eco Demi and volunteers from the Red Crescent of Kyrgyzstan, joined forces to commemorate National Cleanliness Day and World Cleanup Day through active environmental initiatives.
The event took place in the vicinity of Ayu Grand shopping center along Isakeeva Street, spanning from Cholpon Ata Street to Auezov Street. The initiative garnered the participation of 20 volunteers who enthusiastically undertook the task of cleaning the area from debris. During the environmental action, more than 55 bags of garbage were collected, including 25 bags of unsorted waste, 20 bags of plastic waste, and 10 bags of glass.
Representatives from these organizations expressed their gratitude to all participants and partners who contributed to the success of the event. The collaboration between the International Public Foundation Roza Otunbaeva Initiative, Eco Demi Public Foundation, and the Red Crescent of Kyrgyzstan showcased the strength of public unity in achieving a shared objective – a clean and healthy planet.
Background: The concept of World Cleanup Day originated from activists in Estonia. It was in this country that the Let's Make! movement, now celebrating its 12th anniversary, was born. Over the years, Cleanup Day has gained international recognition, engaging 18 million people worldwide. World Cleanup Day serves as a platform to draw public attention to the environmental situation, both nationally and globally. Environmental pollution is a problem that claims millions of lives each year, and activists urge citizens not only to participate in Cleanup Day but also to consider the ongoing upkeep of cleanliness in public spaces, responsible resource consumption, and proper waste disposal.
In September 2022, the President of Kyrgyzstan, S. Zhaparov, issued a nationwide decree establishing National Cleanliness Day.