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World Map of Events

For the week of World Environmental Day, UNEP put together a World Map of Events which youth can use to help identify global events and activities related to the day. One activity accessed from the map is about a campaign involving 600 students and scouts from Lebanon, who plan to commemorate the day by cleaning the Mediterranean Sea. The students will mobilize a movement through Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and local activists, all of whom will organize young people to pick up debris like the plastic bottles and rubbish that accumulates on the seabed. The aim of the campaign is to raise awareness and educate on environmental sustainability while simultaneously removing waste pollution.