THE Environment Department in the north has received overwhelming response from those who have registered to be part of their clean-up campaign.
On Thursday, workers from the Fiji Roads Authority (FRA) combed the streets of Vulovi picking up rubbish as part of the Clean Up Labasa Campaign 2012.
Celebrated worldwide, the event is aimed at mobilising people to voluntarily clean up their respective communities, towns and cities in whatever way they can.
Senior environmental officer northern Senimili 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 joint effort shows the commitment of the community in preserving their environment," Ms Nakora said.
"Such initiative is all about ensuring a greener environment look and maintaining the beauty Vanua Levu is known for. We want active participation from everyone because a cleaner and beautiful environment benefits us all and we thank the workers from FRA for spearheading this initiative."
Ms Nakora said they would not limit the amount of people who want to be part of the program.
"We are encouraging members of the public to come forth and register themselves as we work towards creating a healthier environment. We will be monitoring the campaign and reward participant with recognition certificates as a token of appreciation."