Bus loads of school students, teachers and workers from the Fujairah Municipality disembarked in Madhab, beyond the Ruler’s Palace and the Heritage Village and at the foot of the majestic mountain environment.
All participants were issued with a logoed cap, a coat, a pair of gloves and a spacious bag.
After 30-45 minutes the buses went to Umbrella Beach to undertake a beach clean. Other groups were further along the corniche, just south of the Fujairah International Marine Club.
A bus for Municipality staff and media travelled to Ain Ghamour for a final clean up before having lunch. This area is regularly cleaned by municipality workers but the visit to this area signaled that cleaning up is our responsibility whenever we enjoy its beauty and benefits.
It’s one thing to have lectures on environmental care but it is another, more effective strategy, to get people active in a hands-on capacity. The experience today confronted participants with the stunning beauty of the Fujairah mountains and beaches and the tragedy of seeing such landscapes littered.
It was impressive to see such a number of government officials, municipality directors and staff members picking up rubbish, along with the children, and silently leading by example.
The campaign started today but it will continue in different Fujairah locations over the next two Thursdays.
The weather was so sensational today that students and municipality staff might be hoping that every Thursday morning is scheduled as a clean up time!
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Fujairah Municipality Launches ‘Our Mountains, Our Beaches, Our Responsibility’, FIF, 23 February 2012.
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Some photos of Fujairah’s beautiful landscape and willing Clean Up participants are posted in this album.
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