Waste Challenge September 21

Act NOW and start cleaning from the 1st to the 18th of September 2021.

Background:

World Cleanup Day harnesses the power of people around the world to achieve incredible things by joining together. This idea began in Estonia in 2008, where 50,000 people united to clean up the entire country in just five hours. This captured the imaginations of the masses and inspired a diverse audience worldwide. World Cleanup Day in 2020 united more than 11 million people in 166 countries, who collected an astounding 280,000 tons of waste despite the ongoing Covid restrictions.

Why Cleaning up is important?

We are regularly annoyed by the amount of waste in our streets & parks. Some of this waste will eventually decay, but not all. During this process, it may smell or generate methane gas, which can be explosive & contributes to the greenhouse effect & causes pollution. Waste is also a common breeding ground for viruses & bacteria & plays a role in climate change that could make the earth uninhabitable. By taking part in this project, we become part of “THE BIGGER PICTURE” & change the world to become a better place for all of us.

As Round Table Family members we need to act! Our network of almost 100,000 members can make a real difference in our local communities.

LET US ACT NOW TO PROTECT THE FUTURE FOR GENERATIONS TO COME!

What do we want to achieve?

Our goal is that the members from the RT Family unite in cleaning up our environment. By cleaning up our local communities, we change the world & make it a better, cleaner, & safer place to live in. We want to challenge every club & every member of the RT Family to participate in the Waste Challenge in the first half of September (1-18 September 2021). Playing your part is easy; you only have to schedule a couple of hours to clean up the waste in your community. Remember to discard or recycle the plastic & other waste/litter you collect properly.

Use all possible models of marketing your efforts on various social media platforms. Contact local radio & newspaper to advertise under their different community calendars. Challenge one another, challenge clubs within your association or challenge members of the RT Family. Most importantly, have fun while we change the world & make it a better, cleaner, & safer place to live in.

Your role in the Global Waste Challenge:
  1. Mobilize your club, area, or association to join the Waste Challenge from 1st to 18 September 2021
  2. Choose a location that you want to clean up.
  3. Set out a marketing plan to get as many people and as much of society on board.
  4. Plan the date & time and till when you want to run the project.
  5. Take pictures, make videos, & spread the word on social media both locally & internationally.
  6. All social media posts using the hashtags below will be considered to feature in a video to be made featuring the amazing work being done by all our members

The hashtags you can use on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn, etc.) are:

#WasteChallenge, #LetsCleanUpTheWorld, #SidebySide, #LadiesCircleInternational, #RTInternational, #AgoraClubInternational, #TangentClubInternational, #41ClubInternational, #RoundTableFamily

The RT Family members would like to emphasize once more that all members must adhere to your local Covid 19 protocols and restrictions. We want to encourage all our members, families, & communities always to stay safe.

The Round Table Family

Waste Challenge September 21