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All Spruits - World Cleanup Day 2023

Held on 16 September 2023

REHABILITATED 30+KM OF THE SPRUITS AND THEIR BORDERS.

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TIME IS RUNNING OUT FOR OUR RIVERS AND GREEN SPACES

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What is World Cleanup Day?

World Cleanup Day aims to raise awareness about the waste (particularly plastic) that is polluting our lands, forests, rivers, lakes and oceans around the world. It is also the largest annual single-day action and unites millions of volunteers and thousands of governments, corporations and organizations across 191 countries. But this world-changing idea began in the small northern European country of Estonia, in 2008 when 50,000 people united to clean up the entire country in just five hours. On that day, a global bottom-up civic movement was born and spread like wildfire around the globe. This captured the imaginations of people worldwide, who were inspired to follow suit with the same ambitious ‘one country, one-day’ formula.

Why the Spruits?

In Johannesburg, time is running out for our rivers and green spaces that support indispensable biological communities and help to increase city resilience to climate change.  Urban development and our behaviour is putting them under extreme pressure and as a result they are severely degraded. We have to act fast and as a community to clean, rehabilitate and save one of our most beautiful and valuable resources.

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Locations

The map illustrates the various location where the Cleanup took place. Click it to expand.

Sponsors

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