World Cleaning Day and the example left by the Japanese

14 de September de 2018, por em Good practices, Sustainability
World Cleaning Day and the example left by the Japanese

To blame myself for the garbage itself, and still others, was the great example left by the Japanese to the Brazilians, when the 2014 World Cup

On World Cleaning Day, celebrated on September 15, it is time to remember the example of citizenship and respect for Brazil and Brazilians, left by the Japanese, at the 2014 World Cup. At the end of the matches, the Japanese left taking their own garbage and collecting it from others; they arrived properly prepared, armed with plastic bags, and certain that the task was their duty. They said at the time that collecting the trash was commonplace and an obligation in their country, and that as visitors they could not leave the place without collecting the garbage around them.

The idea of the World Clean Up Day movement is to make people aware of the impact their actions have on the quality of life in the community, the world and the environment. The movement seeks to awaken in each one the sense of responsibility towards the other, with the community, through good practices, such as caring for one’s own garbage and other garbage as well, as did the Japanese at the end of the games football in 2014, in Brazil.

History

The movement began in Estonia in 2008, when thousands of people came together to clean up the country in just five hours, and became known as “Let’s Do It!“.

The success of the cleaning of Estonia has spread throughout the world and now there are more than 150 countries that organize cleanings based on the same model. Acting as a multi-stakeholder, World Cleanup Day celebrates the positive results achieved with practice, which has become an emblematic example of citizenship and how important it is for people to unite for themselves and their communities.

The mobilization in Goiânia (GO)

In the capital of Goiás, the City Hall and the Municipal Agency of the Environment, with the support of the urban cleaning company (Comurg), Municipal Secretary of Education, cooperatives of collectors of recyclable materials and volunteers make a great effort. The action will cover the area of the Botanical Garden and adjacencies, located between the Alameda do Contorno (3rd Radial) and the Jardim Botânico avenues, Botafogo and Rua Nonato Mota, in Sector Pedro Ludovico. The event begins at 8 am in the open-air amphitheater of the forest.

There will be a talk round about household waste disposal and brief training. The volunteers will receive gloves and garbage bags, then go to collect all the garbage they find on the way. At the end of the collection, the waste will be separated into three fractions: recyclable, organic compostable and tailings. At that moment, cooperatives of collectors of recyclable materials, partners of the action, that will receive the recyclables enter. Comurg, in turn, will be in charge of the disposal of waste and will send the organic waste to the compost of the Botanical Garden. The event closes 18 hours with the launch of Movimento Limpa Goiânia, which is mobilizing volunteers in this year’s campaign. Anyone can participate.