Rotary Unites Johannesburg to Combat the Global Waste Crisis!
Johannesburg, Monday, 28 August 2023
The most significant single-day action to combat the global waste crisis, World Cleanup Day, celebrated in 191 countries, returns on September 16, 2023, bigger and better than ever before. Led by the Rotary Club of Johannesburg New Dawn in partnership with local community organizations across Johannesburg, the event unites thousands of volunteers to protect our city’s environment and combat climate change.
Last year, the Rotary Club of Johannesburg New Dawn orchestrated the cleanup and rehabilitation of over 30 km of the Spruit network, stretching from Greater Kyalami in the north to Melville. With the collective effort of over 30 organisations and 1000 volunteers, 9 tons of waste were cleared. However, the urgency remains. “We must unite to safeguard our natural environment and strengthen our city’s resilience against the waste management problem. Together, we can make a meaningful difference, leave a legacy of hope, and sustain a cleaner future for generations to come.” Says Mbali Zulu, President of the Rotary Club of Johannesburg New Dawn.
This year, the Alexander and Soweto townships will be joining the action