06 December 2008  - 06 December 2008
Malaysia - IVD events - Clean up the Melaka River

World Youth Foundation (WYF) has joined one of the world’s largest environmental campaigns, Clean Up the World, to help make a difference in Malaysia.
YAB Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam, Chairman of World Youth Foundation said that while climate change is a global problem, individual and community based action is an essential first step.
“We need to take serious action on climate change for the sake of our future generations. There is no one single solution to the problem, it’s up to everyone to do their part which is why we’ve joined Clean Up the World – to be part of a global campaign helping millions worldwide take grassroots, community action,” YAB Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam said.
“It’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking that the problem is so big that individual action won’t make a difference, but in fact every little bit helps. The action we take in our community will help reduce the impacts of climate change around the globe.
“With the support of Clean Up the World , we are going to remove rubbish and algae from Melaka River, plant trees, collect recycle waste, among others. We’re calling on the whole of Melaka and Malaysians to join us in helping to protect our local environment.
Clean Up the World Chairman and founder, Ian Kiernan AO said WYF will play a significant role in the Clean Up the World 2008 campaign.
“I was thrilled to learn that WYF are involved in the campaign. I have no doubt activities planned for this year’s Clean Up the World campaign will help protect the Melaka environment for future generations,” he said.
“We need to start today to save tomorrow. I hope everyone gets involved to help clean up our climate.”
The event will take place as follows:
Date           : 6th December 2008  
Time           : 8.00 a.m
Location     : Along the banks of Malacca River, Melaka
The activity          : Removing rubbish, algae, planting trees, recycling etc
The campaign is being supported by CIMB Bank and CIMB  Foundation, SWM Environment Sdn Bhd, Melaka Historic City Council, Pembangunan Pertanian Melaka Sdn Bhd, Melaka River and Coastal Development Corporation, Renaissance Melaka Hotel and several other sponsors.
World Youth Foundation is a Member of Clean Up the World. For more information on this initiative please contact:
Ms. Varsha Ajmera
Chief Operations Officer
Email           : wyf@po.jaring.my

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