Ukraine will participate in several activities linked to the International Clean Beach Day (#EUBeachCleanup), marked this year on 21 September.
On 20 September, a large beach clean-up event will be organised on the Black Sea coast, in the Mykolaiv Oblast of Ukraine.
On 21 September, a large clean-up will take place on the Dnieper River beach in the country’s capital of Kyiv, along with the presentation of a new bench made of recycled plastic.
Between 16 and 30 September, social media challenge entitled “I cleaned – Your Turn -2: Changing our Future together” will run on various social media channels of EU-supported projects and Ukrainian authorities responsible for water management, environmental protection and education
The challenge will aim to draw attention to and encourage action in the cleaning and protection of banks and beaches and raise people’s awareness on the dangerous role of the waste for rivers and seas. It also aims to increase awareness of the interconnection of plastic pollution in rivers and in the Black Sea.
Those who accept the challenge will become part of the worldwide campaign in support of the cleaning of river banks and beaches. A motivational cartoon has been developed by the EU-funded projects behind the project to announce the challenge and to inspire the audience to send photos from before and after their clean-ups and receive an “eco-bag” from the campaign organisers.
This year’s campaign in Ukraine has been organised jointly by two EU-funded projects, EMBLAS-Plus (“Improving Environmental Monitoring in the Black Sea: Selected Measures”) and EUWI+ (“EU Water Initiative Plus for Eastern Partnership”), with support from the EU Delegation to Ukraine and the United Nations Development Programme in Ukraine.
The activities organised in Ukraine to mark International Clean Beach Day are part of the EU’s Moving Forward Together campaign in the country.
Young European Ambassadors (YEAs) from Ukraine will join in these activities and promote the issue of river and sea waste among their peers across the country.
The campaign is being implemented in cooperation with Ukraine’s State Agency of Water Resources, Ministry of Energy and Environmental Protection of Ukraine and the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine.
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