World Scouting celebrates four-year Alliance with Clean Up the World
2011 will mark the celebration of the fourth-year of Alliance Jointly with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Clean Up the World (CUW) and the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM).
The campaign runs for a calendar year and has an annual focus celebrated globally on the third weekend in September. This year, CUW Weekend will be held on 16-17 September under the theme:
"Our Place…Our Planet…Our Responsibility".
Together with 35 millions volunteers around the world, NSOs and local Scout groups are called to map their activities on the activities.cleanuptheworld.org.
Clean Up the World Report 2010
For the third-year of Alliance, WOSM appears in the Clean Up the World Report 2010.
In its report, Clean Up the World is encouraging its participants to conduct activities in support key dates for 2011:World Water Day (March 22), World Environment Day (June 5), Clean Up the World Weekend (September 16-18) and International Year of Forests (all year), which initiated by the United Nations. WOSM continued to be a key Ally for Clean Up the World, many Scout activities were undertaken locally and nationally cleaning up, planting trees and raising awareness activitie.
2010 participants included NSOs in: Algeria, Australia, Bhutan, Bolivia, Brunei Darussalam, Côte d'Ivoire, Croatia, Guyana, Japan, Lebanon, Maldives, Morocco, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Singapore, Spain, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe.
About Clean Up the World
Clean Up the World is a community-based environmental campaign that inspires and empowers individuals and communities from every corner of the globe to make their environment a cleaner, healthier place to live.
Founded in 1993, Clean Up the World, held in conjunction with United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), mobilises an estimated 35 million volunteers from 120 countries annually making it one of the largest community based environmental campaigns in the world. Scouts have been involved with clean Up the World every year since its inception.
The campaign brings together businesses, community groups, schools, governments and individuals who carry out a range of activities and programs that positively improve local environments.
Their mission is to inspire individuals and communities around the world to clean up, fix up and conserve their environment.
How does it work?
Groups, organizations, businesses and communities around the world who wish to address an environmental issue by coming together to conduct an activity or project can join Clean Up the World. Membership is free and renewable annually for communities.
Clean Up the World initiatives can include clean up events, climate change awareness and prevention activities, recycling projects, educational campaigns, resources recovery projects, tree planting, water reuse, and conservation, competitions and exhibitions.
Whilst Clean Up the World initiatives can be undertaken at any time of the year, the campaign's flagship event is Clean up the World Weekend (Third weekend in September). Participants are encouraged to organize clean up events around this weekend and celebrate their environmental achievements.
Clean Up the World provides a range of information, support and facilitation services aimed at assisting participants to organize and promote clean up events and other environmental initiatives.
By joining the Clean Up the World campaign, participants can share information and experiences with Clean Up the World's global network and positively change their local environment.
Clean Up the World profiles and promotes the achievements of its participating organizations through its extensive partner network, global, regional, and national media coverage and its website.
National Scout Organizations (NSOs) can choose to join the Clean Up the World campaign and register their initiatives as promoting awareness of, and involvement in, the Clean Up the World campaign to their local Scout Groups. They will also be responsible for coordinating national Scout participation in the campaign.
Clean Up the World will support participating NSOs by providing them with information and resources about conducting environmental activities which can be adapted and translated to suit the national context.
Clean Up the World will record and promote the initiatives of the NSOs to its partner network and the media and on its website and through the website of World Scouting.