This coming Saturday, Sept. 15 is World Clean Up Day and volunteers are being sought to help clean up the city we love.
Promoted by well known Chiang Mai expat Shayne Rochfort who is passionate about the cause and runs Chiang Mai Clean City, getting involved is simple – getting out into the area you live and picking up rubbish in your neighborhood.
“We challenge school communities to clean their school and surrounding areas as part of this massive project, Rochfort writes in a media release. “We challenge universities and all faculties to come together and make their campuses beautiful.”
“Hospitals, Government Departments, District Offices and Foundations should also get involved.”
“We challenge you to play your part! Can you join us for just three hours?,” Rochfort asks.
Notably, if you can’t give three hours, even one hour helps.
The rubbish stats for Chiang Mai are staggering, with an estimated 300 tons of waste produced every day, a sizable portion of which ends up in waterways, parks, on roadsides and this being Chiang Mai, rice paddies as well.
Those participating are encouraged to share photos of rubbish cleaning on social media with the hashtags #CMCleanCity #ChiangMaiCleanCity and #WorldCleanupDay.