Clean Vietnam is an organization wishing to engage and inspire Youth, families, businesses and communities to take action in changing the way we dispose of our waste and the way we look at our local community spaces. The idea came from Ian Kiernan in Australia in 1989, and the first event was Clean Up Sydney Harbour. The event attracted over 40,000 members contributing their time, money and energy to clean up the harbour. The idea has been spread to many countries since then and now become an international activity with 35 million members in over 130 countries.
Clean up Vietnam received a great welcome in Vietnam with the participation of hundreds of volunteers for each event. The latest one held by Enactus of RMIT University was successfully held across Vietnam with seven primary locations: Quy Nhon, Nha Trang, Phan Thiet, Mui Ne, Vung Tau, Can Tho and Ca Mau. 250 RMIT students and about 1,500 students coming from other schools and Universities joined the event and helped it to gain a fantastic achievement.
The next event will be held at SAIGONELLA Festival on 4 June 2016. Besides this great Music & Arts Festival, participants can also join the Clean Up Vietnam team to clean the site and surrounding. Can’t join it? Clean Up Vietnam offers you a chance to help on: http://cleanupvietnam.org