Israeli and Aussie Youth Clean up the Kinneret Shores Together.
(photo credit: KKL-JNF)
Dozens of young people from Australia, Israel and other countries embarked upon a major cleanup of the shores of the Kinneret (the Sea of Galilee) in preparation for International Cleanup Day
, which will be led in Israel by KKL-JNF on September 22nd. The hot weather and the scorching sun in no way discouraged the determined youngsters, who toiled for long hours to pick up the refuse that had accumulated along the beaches.
The Kinneret Cleanup Day activities were made possible thanks to the support of JNF Australia.
Australia’s Ambassador to Israel Dave Sharma was among those who took part in the cleanup project, and after rolling up his sleeves and donning gloves he set to work alongside the youngsters. “Israel is busy defending itself and has chalked up remarkable achievements during the years since it was founded. It’s good that today we have a chance to turn our attention to cleaning up the country,” he remarked, before adding: “As Australians, we’re proud of the opportunity we’ve been given to show how we care for the land, the world and the environment.”
International Cleanup Day started out in 1989 as a local initiative in the Australian city of Sydney. Today cleanup activities are held in many countries throughout the world with the participation of millions of volunteers, all of whom will be setting out this month to clean up their localities once again.
On September 22nd, 2016 KKL-JNF will hold the sixteenth consecutive annual International Cleanup Day in Israel. On that day tens of thousands of people up and down the country will set out to tidy up the forests, parks and beaches, leaving a cleaner environment behind them when their work is complete.
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