World Cleanup Day 21 September, 2019 supported enthusiastically by Knysna locals in South Africa

The World Cleanup Day (WCD) is a global initiative relying on local business and volunteers to hold environmental cleanup events to combat the problem of waste, plastic pollution and marine debris. The next World Cleanup Day is September 21, 2019.


This year, the 2019 World Cleanup Day coincides with Peace Day and the global climate strike between 20 to 27 September.  More information here





In the heart of the Garden Route, a scenic town called Knysna is home to committed and passionate people who have waged a war on land and sea pollution. 


Ocean Odyssey, a whale watching and marine eco-tour company, is spearheading the initiative for 21 September, SPRING CLEAN GREATER KNYSNA.  If you can volunteer or donate, please contact Ocean Odyssey.


The Spring Clean Greater Knysna event page says it all… “Our town, estuary and ocean is slowly being entangled and suffocated by hoards of trash that is carelessly discarded by people who consider it someone else’s problem! This International Coastal Clean up day we will team up in various areas and scour our town, beaches and estuary and remove this silent killer of our marine, bird and wildlife and raise awareness to the community of the threat their waste has to our environment!”   




One of the Knysna locals passionate about saving the planet, is  Sahara Thagunna, a 17 year old who lives in Rheenendal, just outside scenic Knysna.


Watch this video and meet this inspiring youngster who proves you can be any age to make a difference.


South African Teenager fights Plastic Pollution – SPRING CLEAN GREATER KNYSNA and World Cleanup Day



Read Sahara’s inspiring story here – 17 year old Knysna Teenager makes massive ENVIRONMENTAL impact – WHAT THE BAG?


Thanks to these volunteers… join them!




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