Clean Up Nepal 2013 kicked off in Nepal, 21 September 2013

After the successful pilot project on Clean Up Nepal on World Environment Day 2013, NTYEN was successful for its second attempt to do cleaning program with the theme “Our Planet, Our Place, Our Responsibility”, at Buddhanagar area with the support from The Small Earth Nepal, Siddhartha Bank and Kathmandu Metropolitan City. NTYEN in collaboration with different stakeholders organized a cleaning program as one of the major activities of “Clean Up Nepal” on 21 September to mark Clean Up the World 2013, a global cleanup campaign  during which over 40 million volunteers across 135 countries are mobilized for this campaign.

During the program, 50 participants from youth organizations, colleges, municipality, corporate and local communities joined together to clean some areas of Budhanagar. Approximately, 400 kg of waste that includes the trashes like plastics, wrappers (specially: cookies, noodles, chocolates, gums, tobacco), waste cloths, slippers, cigarettes, bottles, etc. were collected. So collected waste was further transported by the Kathmandu Metropolitan City. Similarly, NTYEN team members also coordinated the event in different sites in and out side of the valley.

  • Site: Panipokari | Coordinator: Anjani Joshi and Bishnu Sapkota
  • Site: Koteswor | Coordinator: Kelly Tandan
  • Site: Tinkune | Coordinator: Sudeep Ghimire
  • Site: Chitwan | Coordinator: Smriti Limbu

On the day, the cleaning program was carried out at 45 locations in 20 cities, in collaboration with 12 national partners, 120 local partners and municipalities. Around 20,000 volunteers participated in the campaign including people of all ages and from all sectors, collecting 84, 564.5 kilograms of waste for proper disposal. Though the over all concept was developed by Small Earth Australia (SEA), it was possible by the great efforts of The Small Earth Nepal and by the action taken by NTYEN in the month of June. Moreover, overwhelmed by the mass movement, Solid Waste Management and Technical Support Center, Ministry of Urban Development took it as a national day by merging the initiative with “Mero Nepal, Safa Nepal” campaign.

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