For a second consecutive year, the Delegation of the European Union to Canada joined EU Delegations worldwide as part of a global campaign to raise awareness about the importance of promoting and preserving clean beaches, oceans and waterways. On 20 September, staff at the EU Delegation – and the Smurfs - added their voice to the global efforts by embarking on a canoe excursion across the Ottawa River for a shoreline clean-up on Kettle Island.
Waste, all around us, and marine litter, in particular, is a global challenge. As a result, EU embassies and UN regional offices around the world, as well as the European Commission Representations throughout the EU, organize beach clean-up events every year, with local organizations, schools and other partners.
The World (Beach) Clean-Up Day in Madagascar took place on 21 September 2019. The EU Delegation, including the Ambassador and all his staff, focused on the outskirts of the Marais Masay.
Más de sesenta personas, representantes de diferentes organizaciones de la sociedad civil, de INPARQUES, estudiantes y representantes de diversos Estados Miembros de la Unión Europea, se sumaron este sábado 21 de septiembre a la Jornada de Limpieza de Playas organizada por la Delegación de la UE en Venezuela.
A blue sky above the Belgian coast, blue EU and UN flags flying, and none other than the blue Smurfs in their homeland, a perfect setting for a gathering of around 2000 students on a mission to save the blue planet. This was just one of the first actions taking place in the margins of the #EUBeachCleanUp – a global campaign for climate, happening on or around 21 September, World Coastal Cleanup Day. This day also marks the International Day of Peace, and also happens to be the day when in New York the UN Youth Climate Summit brings together young activists, innovators, entrepreneurs, and change-makers to showcase climate solutions and engage with global leaders on this defining issue of our time. Adolescents and youths from different walks of life…. together with international organisations and global partners… all with one goal: joining forces in this global fight… a peaceful fight… committed to combatting climate change!
On 14 September the #EUBeachCleanUp campaign took place in Kyrgyzstan for the first time organized by the European Union and supported by the Public Foundation EcoDemi and the Local Administration of the Issyk-Kul district.