Have People Forgotten Their Civiv Sense?
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- Age 19
Drops of water make an ocean and that's what drove us to the
launch of our campaign, 'Clean Up Sharjah Campaign'. The
campaign started last year and saw about 400 people participate.
The campaign's aim is to encourage our fellow beings not to
litter in their surroundings not only due to ecological reasons
but also reasons like beautifying our neighborhood. Last year the
500 students cleaned up about 4 neighborhoods in Sharjah spread
across a month. This year we are having our campaign spread
across a month and include a Recyclathon, Clean Up Walkathon,
Tree-Planting Drive and a Beach Clean Up and is under the
leadership of Harshith Belagur, Adithya Roy and Abhinav Singla.
Our first event was the Recyclathon held on the 24th of October
and we were able to collect 2020 kilos of newspaper from about
400 people out of which most of them were students. This indeed
left a mark in the minds of most of the participants teaching
them the importance of recycling. Our second event, The Clean Up
Walkathon was on the 31st of October and saw about 600 people
participate including 2 schools. We were able to clean up about 4
km of roads and roadsides thereby encouraging people not to
litter. Our third event was the Tree Planting Drive which we held
in association with the Give A GhafFoundation. We planted about
108 Ghaf trees beautifying our surroundings and help us make this
world a greener place to live in. Our final was on the 14th
November and saw about 300 people participate and we successfully
cleaned about 4 kilometers of the Al Khalid Lagoon. All our
events are supported by Bee'ah, Barakat Juices, Give A Ghaf
Foundation, Together For A Better World, Students for the Earth
and a number of sponsors who have helped us achieve what we have.
We hope to motivate people across the globe to reduce their waste
consumption, reduce litter and help make the earth a greener
place to live in.
I hope that this will be published as it encourages people to not
litter and a host of other civic senses,