‘Clean Up Arabia 2017’ campaign launched in Fujairah under the Slogan: ‘You Can Make a Difference’ in Fujairah on the 4th of November, 2017.
The event witnessed wide participation of volunteers from different govermental and private organisations and cleaned the beaches and diving sites in the UAE.The campaign is organised by EDA in collaboration with the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE), Dibba Municipality and the Critical Infrastructure and Coastal Protection Authority. It is also backed by the Australian ‘Clean Up the World’ campaign, the USA-based ‘International Coastal Clean-up’ and the Project AWARE Foundation.
The campaign come within the framework of the ministry's efforts to promote a culture of social and environmental responsibility among members of the society, and contribute effectively in establishing a sense in individuals that protecting the natural environment and keeping it clean is everyone's responsibility and must be a daily behavior, and that it is not limited to the concerned authorities only.
The number of registered volunteers participating in the campaign this year reached more than 3000 from different public and private organisations in the UAE. The launch of the campaign started from Dibba city in the Emirate of Fujairah with the participation of hundreds of environmentalists and conservationists who was provided with all necessary tools for cleaning operations and waste.