Keep community clean, litter free, says Kemish

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The National, Tuesday 18th September, 2012

KEEPING the community we live in clean and litter free is everyone’s responsibility, Australian High Commissioner Ian Kemish says.
True to his word, Kemish joined students, teachers and parents from Bavaroko Primary School for a clean-a-thon and awareness presentation at the school grounds last Friday in Port Moresby to mark “Clean up the World 2012”. 
Kemish and volunteer staff members from the Australian High Commission also donated wheelie bins and cleaning equipment to the school.
“We hope to instil in students a consciousness to always be mindful of how they dispose their rubbish, to respect and maintain public property and to advocate for change in their communities” Kemish said.
The high commission’s donation comprised of eight wheelie-bins, a number of rakes and water hoses and a supply of rubbish bags and gloves.
‘Clean up the World’ is a year-round community-led global environmental campaign that takes place in local communities involving an estimated 35 million volunteers from 130 countries. 
The event aims each year to inspire and empower communities and individuals to clean up, fix up and conserve their surrounding environment.
Last year, the Australian High Commission in partnership with NCDC installed 10 rubbish bins around the Boroko area to commemorate the event.