September 20th and 27th are key moments in the Global Week of Action on the SDGs were young advocates around the globe march on the streets to demand action to prevent further global warming and climate change. This day is used to draw attention to the detrimental impact of climate change and call on leaders to Act Now to save the planet!
Today, September 27th, the last Friday in the Global Week of Action on the SDGs, the Ghana CSOs Platform and volunteers from Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) embarked on a beach clean-up exercise at the Lavender Hill Beach located close to Jamestown. The aim of the clean-up exercise was to raise awareness on the impact of plastic waste to the environment. Wastes such as plastics are generally non-biodegradable; hence, they take centuries to decay. When they break down into particles, they move into the sea and the fishes mistake them for food.
Some residents of James Town including young children participated in the clean-up exercise which saw more than ten sacks of plastic wastes collected.
Kindly go to our facebook page to view the pictures of the participants at the beach clean-up:
A full video will be produced from all the activities carried out during the Week of Action and shared on our website.