Clean up the World15 September 2007, Trukhaniv island at 10:00 the Gather Harvest of Garbage on Trukhaniv Island event is organized by the Kyiv Lions Club in partnership with the United Nations office in Ukraine. This way the organizers decided to join the global initiative “” that mobilizes annually 35 000 people from over 100 countries under aegis of the United Nations Environment Programme. This year “Clean up the World” will take place worldwide on 14-16 September. We invite all conscious Kyiv residents to join us in cleaning our city. Clean up the World15 September 2007, Trukhaniv island at 10:00 the Gather Harvest of Garbage on Trukhaniv Island event is organized by the Kyiv Lions Club in partnership with the United Nations office in Ukraine. This way the organizers decided to join the global initiative “” that mobilizes annually 35 000 people from over 100 countries under aegis of the United Nations Environment Programme. This year “Clean up the World” will take place worldwide on 14-16 September. We invite all conscious Kyiv residents to join us in cleaning our city.

Clean up the World15 September 2007, Trukhaniv island at 10:00 the Gather Harvest of Garbage on Trukhaniv Island event is organized by the Kyiv Lions Club in partnership with the United Nations office in Ukraine. This way the organizers decided to join the global initiative "Clean up the World" that mobilizes annually 35 000 people from over 100 countries under aegis of the United Nations Environment Programme. This year "Clean up the World" will take place worldwide on 14-16 September. We invite all conscious Kyiv residents to join us in cleaning our city.

Autumn is the time for harvest as well for garbage harvest. The Kyiv Lions Club and the United Nations office in Ukraine invite every conscious Kyiv resident who is tired to see heaps of rubbish in the green zone of our city "to harvest garbage" on Trukhaniv island.

On 15 September 2007 at 10:00 we gather near abandoned cafe "Kiltze", which is near to foot-bridge and then disperse over the island's territory, collect garbage and bring it to the central alley. Each person will get a pair of rubber gloves and garbage bag. For every FULL returned bag the participant will receive one "working day" compensation, which could be exchanged for beer or hot-dog during a follow-up small celebration. Company NAI Pickard has already joint the initiative and agreed to provide all necessary equipment, food and beer, in honor of their company 15th anniversary in Ukraine. All staff of the company agreed to participate in this initiative.

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The Lions Club is the biggest charity organization with over 14 million members in 40 000 clubs of 190 countries. The Kyiv Lions Club comprises over 50 permanent members, among which top managers of leading Ukrainian and international companies. The aim of the Club is to gather money and pass them to trustful charity funds to help people who need it the most.

The Representative office of the United Nations in Kyiv was opened in 1992. Currently, the United Nations in Ukraine is represented by 13 resident agencies, organizations and associated institutions working to improve the lives of all people in Ukraine by addressing a variety of issues, including environment. More information at www.un.org.ua

"Clean up the world" campaign started in 1989, when Australian yachtsman Yan Kirnan, became angry with amount of garbage coastwise and organized cleaning of Sydney harbour with over 40 000 participants. In 1993 the campaign became international with headquarters in Sydney. Nowadays campaign unites hundreds of members around the world. In year 2006, 625 organizations were registered in "Clean up the World": 207 from Africa, 171 from Pacific Asia; 82 from Europe, 132 from Latin America and Caribbean; 11 from South America and 16 from West Asia. They were established both by small community groups and by national organizations, which undertake initiatives on environment protection during the whole year. Every year campaign "Clean up the World" gathers bigger amount of participants. More information at www.cleanuptheworld.org.

More information:

Viktoria Yesaulenko, vyesaulenko@naipickard.com, tel.: 8 050 353 46 13
Veronika Vashchenko, veronika.vashchenko@un.org.ua , tel.: 8 044 253 9363