Major clean up for Vic Falls

Environment Africa teamed up with the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority, the Victoria Falls Green Fund and the Victoria Falls Municipality to clean up the tourist town in celebration of Clean Up the World and World Tourism Day recently.

The theme for 2011 Clean Up the World is “Our Place, Our Planet, Our Responsibility” inspiring communities to clean up, repair and conserve their environment. The 2011 World Tourism Day was “Tourism Linking cultures” and this was celebrated by performances from cultural dance groups and local school children recited poems and gave speeches which were related to the themes of the two events.

The Clean Up was sponsored by Environment Africa’s Victoria Falls Green Fund through funds raised from the ‘green dollar’ initiative and green dollar monthly contributions from local businesses.

An early morning start saw more than 60 companies, over 800 residents of the low and high density areas, tour operators, Rotarians, government departments, the local authority, school children and various other stakeholders coming together and cleaning more than 62 different sites in and around the town. The central business district was a hive of activity.

Afterwards, all stakeholders regrouped in the town and joined in a march to the Victoria Falls Municipal ground to raise awareness within the local area of the critical need to protect our wildlife and the environment at large.

Since publication of last week’s article on Harare and Mutare’s clean ups, we have received a Clean Up Registration through Environment Africa’s website for Kadoma. Remember, ‘think globally, act locally’ for a better environment and a better future. –

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