Clean Up The World Campaign 2021
Since 2003, Instituto Clima carries out the “Clean Up The World Campaign” in Brazil. They set out in Rio de Janeiro, with 500 volunteers, on Copacabana beach. The main objective of “Clean Up The World” is to incorporate children, young people and the elderly, to spread awareness, regarding how we can take care of our planet. In 2021, Clean Up The World will take place on September 18, a Saturday from 10 AM to 1 PM. Simultaneously, the groups on beaches, lagoons, and lakes in Rio de Janeiro will work to eliminate all disposable elements of nature, provided that they can be recycled correctly, and reused as income support for some vulnerable communities. With this massive action they prevent that garbage ends up in the ocean. It is expected that due to the pandemic the volunteers will also be facing face masks and gloves that were incorrectly disposed and end up in the environment.
EcoChristmas – Opening Summer in Rio de Janeiro
Since 2003, the “EcoChristmas” event has been held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is always done at the end of the year; the weekend (a Saturday) before christmas day. The main purpose of “EcoChristmas” is to alert communities, generate awareness and educate about sustainability on Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and every day of summer (period when the city receives thousands of tourists). A large part of the collected materials are sent to recycling initiatives in vulnerable communities, so that income can be generated from them and also others who were affected by the pandemic. Additionally a “challenge” to certain groups is presented, where some of them create sculptures from the collected garbage, such as: Cristo Redentor, Pan de Azúcar, etc. It works as a good motivating agent for groups, makes participants happy and helps join hands for a better and sustainable world for all.