Nabukalou Creek clean-up to be held next Saturday

Nabukalou Creek clean-up to be held next Saturday

By Simione Tuvuki
Sunday 21/02/2021
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Ocean-sports enthusiasts and the members of St. Luke Anglican Parish in Suva under the Anglican Diocese of Polynesia will clean up Suva’s iconic Nabukalou Creek next Saturday.

Suva Stand-Up Paddler representative, Roderick Lal says this is an opportunity to not only clean-up the creek but also raise awareness on the need to make real reduction in plastic and styrofoam waste.

Lal says they have been carrying out clean-up campaigns in Suva and are dismayed by the amount of plastic and styrofoam waste in the area.

St. Luke Anglican Parish has also been carrying out clean-up campaigns in Suva as part of their “Moana – Health of Our Oceans” initiative.

The Ministry of Waterways and Environment has approved these clean-up campaigns, and the Ministry of Economy’s Climate Change Division has been actively participating.

Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Economy, Makareta Konrote says our ocean’s health is adversely affected by plastic litter and these clean-up campaign promotes a more responsible behavior towards our ocean.

Konrote says this clean-up campaign supports the government’s policy initiatives, including the country’s National Ocean Policy and initiatives such as the ban on single-use plastic bags and polystyrene containers.

This initiative is also supported by the Suva City Council and the Oceania Regional Office of the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

The Nabukalou Creek clean-up is from 9am to 12pm next Saturday.



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