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Pollution Free Planet Campaign

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Aim
The aim of the campaign is to actively engage stakeholders in an outreach activity that will raise awareness of the importance of increasing the health of our river systems and oceans.

Objective
The objective of the proposed clean-up campaign is to offer a quick and easy way to make a noticeable difference to the health of a local river system and livelihoods of the nearby community by removing debris such as plastics, glass, cans, cigarette butts, and other trash from the Kaalspruit River.

Activity: Clean-Up of Kaalspruit River beside the school
We will have an interactive session with the pupils of St Gemma’s Primary School where we will educate and raise awareness on the importance of effective waste management, recycling and environmental sustainability through brief presentations by Destination Green Recycling and UN Environment. Destination Green Recycling is led by the youth of Tembisa, their aim is to reduce land pollution and establish a sustainable system that will promote recycling and minimize the non-biodegradable waste that is being sent to landfills. Ms. Raaginii Jaain from UN Environment is an SBM Expert; she has 20 years of experience in Solid Waste Management.

This interactive session will then be followed by a short unveiling session of the sustainability item (s) that will be donated to St Gemma’s Primary School courtesy of UN Environment. We believe that education and awareness coupled with the provision of facilities that will encourage children to engage in sustainable activities will produce the desired outcome of a Pollution Free Planet which is aligned to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

We will then actively engage in a Clean-Up of the polluted river beside the school and conclude the initiative by serving lunch to all the participants.

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