Australian Embassy

Press Release 2020 - Clean Up ENG


                      Australian Embassy promotes environmental action through
                                             “Clean Up the World 2020” Activity


21 September 2020

The Australian Embassy Thailand recently organised a “Clean Up the World” activity to raise awareness of the importance of environmental conservation.

This year, to mark ‘Clean-Up the World’ day, H.E. Mr Allan McKinnon PSM, Australian Ambassador to Thailand and Australian Embassy staff took part in efforts to clear rubbish and support mangrove reforestation and coastal litter at Bang Pu Nature Education Centre in Samut Prakarn province. The team planted more than 200 trees to help support mangrove regeneration and protect the local eco-system. Each year the Embassy supports ‘Clean-Up the World' day held every year, to promote natural resources and environmental conservation awareness.

‘Clean Up the World’ is a global campaign, which originated from the Clean Up Australia Day project, launched in 1987 in an attempt to overcome the effects of rubbish and pollution on the environment. The project later expanded to include other communities. In 1993, Australia partnered with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to transform the initiative into a global program. Today, an estimated 35 million volunteers from 130 countries participate in the campaign annually.

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