ENSURING a greener environment look, the Department of Environment yesterday launched its 2012 Labasa Clean Up Campaign with the hope of engaging more people.
Celebrated worldwide, the event is aimed at mobilising people from all walks of life to voluntarily clean up their respective communities, towns and cities in whatever way they can.
Senior environmental officer northern Senimili Nakora said the event was initiated in the country last year where government departments were encouraged to register for the campaign.
"Last year, the departments were mobilised to pick up rubbish from one point to another but this year, we are encouraging stakeholders, faith-based organisations, schools and the public to be part of the event," Ms Nakora said.
"We are issuing registration forms and those interested can fill it and also mention the spot where their campaign will start from. We will then monitor the area and reward them with recognition certificates as a token of appreciation."
Ms Nakora said the program would also promote public awareness on the impact of improper waste management and illegal deposit of litter in public places.
"This initiative will greatly assist the current enforcement of environment laws for the sustainability of our environment." The event will end on October 31.