International Cleanup Day in Israel
About a quarter million of KKL (Keren Kayemet Leisrael) volunteers will celebrate this day in Israel
On Monday, September 29th, a quarter million of KKL (Keren Kayemet Leisrael) volunteers will celebrate the International Cleanup Day in Israel
Mr. Efi Stenzler KKL-JNF World Chairman: “The wonderful volunteers, along with the rest of Israel, are joining today 40 million people in 120 countries that are contributing to a better environment, a cleaner one, human and respectful to others.
On Monday, September 29th , 2014, for the 14th consecutive year, KKL-JNF will celebrate the International Cleanup Day – ‘Clean Up the World’ – the biggest environmental project in Israel.
The initiative is executed in cooperation with the Union of Local Authorities in Israel and the Center of Regional Councils.
More than quarter of a million children, soldiers, students, members of youth movements and residents of all sectors, will take part in the different cleanup activities, in more than 220 municipalities in Israel, in forests, parks and open areas.
This year the garbage will be separated into 4 types of environment friendly bags: brown for paper waste, blue for plastic waste, green for organic waste and white.
The main ceremony will take place in Ashkelon at 10:30 AM, in the presence of the Environmental Protection Minister (MP) Amir Peretz; KKL-JNF World Chairman, Mr. Efi Stenzler; Australia Ambassador to Israel, H.E Dave Sharma; Ashkelon Mayor, Mr. Eitamar Shimoni; head of the Union of Local Authorities, Mr. Haim Bibas; students and soldiers.
KKL-JNF World Chairman, Mr. Efi Stenzler, said: “The importance of this cleanup day for KKL is not only in the actual cleaning. It is more than that, our goal is mainly educational, to keep nature clean and to raise public awareness. A person who safeguards environmental cleanliness is a person who respects the environment, respects others and society, and contributes to a more just, more considerate and a better society.”
KKL-JNF, the biggest green environmental body in the Middle East, has been leading in recent years the International Cleanup Day in Israel, making Israel a part of the global community which environmental protection is its flagship. 40 million people from more than 120 countries are taking part in this day activities and enlisting to cleanup the world and influence their environment.