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2008-09-19

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Clean Up the World Weekend 2008 Media Releases and Final Update

By Clean Up the World

The Clean Up the World team would like to congratulate and thank all of our Members who are conducting activities over the Clean Up the World weekend and who have done so throughout the year. To date we have recorded over 550 Members working with 20,000 groups in 110 countries.

The success of the campaign is a reflection of your local actions and commitment to this global initiative ably supported by our partners who provide much needed funding as well as also encouraging their employees and business associates to join the campaign.

We wish you well and look forward to hearing of the success of your activities in support of the campaign, and for the benefit of your environment and community.

Messages to all Clean Up the World Members

In this, the 16th year of Clean Up the World, Ian Kiernan AO our Chairman and Founder wanted to send you this message. Please share it with your volunteers:

“Congratulations to all our Members and volunteers who are participating in the Clean Up the World campaign this weekend. Your commitment to the environment and your community is what makes Clean Up the World the success it is. You are showing true leadership by taking much need action to improve our environment.”

“This year, thanks to the support of our Technology Partner, Google, you can now inspire others by showcasing your activity on our mapping website. This terrific new initiative will provide even greater recognition of your efforts, and I encourage you to visit the site at http://activities.cleanuptheworld.org/ ”

“Enjoy this Weekend as we all come together to play our part in starting today… to save tomorrow.”

Ian Kiernan, AO

In addition you can listen to UNEP’s Executive Director Mr Achim Steiner’s Video Message to Members on the Clean Up the World website

http://www.cleanuptheworld.org/en/Activities/achim-steiner--s-weekend-2008-videomessage.html

Global Media Release A Global Media Release has been distributed in English, Spanish and French to global media and our Partners. If you are able to translate and distribute the release to local Media it would be greatly appreciated.

Other media resources are available at this link http://www.cleanuptheworld.org/en/NewsandMedia/clean-up-the-world-2008-resources.html

Clean Up the World profiled on UNEP’s website

Visit UNEP’s website in English, French to see Clean Up the World profiled on its homepage.

http://www.unep.org/