Tra Vinh University participates the “Make the World Cleaner” campaign in 2023


(TVU) – The “Make the World Cleaner” campaign in 2023 calls on the community to use products made from recycled materials, reduce plastic waste, and aim for a green and circular economy.

On the morning of September 17th, the Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology (IEST) at Tra Vinh University organized a beach clean-up at Ba Dong Beach, Duyen Hai Town, Tra Vinh Province, attracting a large number of faculty members, students, and local youth union members to participate, spreading the message of “Joining hands for a cleaner world.”

This is a national-level event initiated by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, in coordination with central and local authorities, held annually in the third week of September.

Dr. Pham Kim Long, Director of the Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology (IEST), stated, “The ‘Make the World Cleaner’ campaign in 2023, in coordination with localities, continues to mobilize community movements to collect and sort waste in the province while raising community awareness about environmental protection, aiming for environmental action.”

Tram Van Loc, a student from the 2023 class of the University of Resource and Environmental Management, shared: “This is a meaningful activity that mobilizes and encourages everyone not to litter in the environment, thereby contributing to raising awareness among participants. Gradually, these core elements will spread and motivate changes in the behavior of those around us, towards collectively participating in protecting the environment.”

In addition to cleaning up the coastline, volunteers also participated in raising awareness among the public about marine environmental issues, urging everyone not to litter indiscriminately, but to know how to protect and live in harmony with the environment. At the end of the activity, volunteers collected nearly 200 kilograms of waste in the Ba Dong Beach area.

The campaign to make the world cleaner is initiated by Australia, launched by the United Nations Environment Program on a global scale since 1993 (held periodically on the 3rd week of September every year) and has become an important annual international environmental event, attracting the participation of hundreds of countries and millions of people globally through key activities on environmental protection and sustainable development.