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Clean up the world, starting with Chch's back yard

Media Release 8 September 2005

Clean up the world, starting with Christchurch’s back yard

Clean Up The World, a global event where volunteers clear rubbish from a part of the community, runs next week from Monday, 11 September until Sunday, 17 September.

The Christchurch City Council has taken registrations from almost 4000 people for this year’s event, which has a coastal theme.

The Council supplies groups with rubbish bags, rubber gloves and transfer station passes for their cleanup. Full rubbish bags will be collected from above the high tide line next to a walkways or rubbish bins by Council Rangers on each day of the event.

Clean Up the World, now in its 14th year, is held in conjunction with the United Nations Environment Programme, mobilises over 35 million volunteers from more than 110 countries annually, which makes it one of the largest community-based environmental campaigns in the world.

Those wishing to register to take part in the cleanup efforts, now need to call 941 6487.

ENDS

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