Join us to "clean up the world" on Saturday Sept. 21 at 9 am! We will begin by cleaning up Tsukuba from the front door of the Tsukuba Central Public Library. After registering your presence, we will begin walking or biking along the pathway to Kasuga Park (just north of the Tsukuba College of Technology).
Clean Up The World (CUW) is the name of an Australian Non-governmental Organization which runs a world-wide environment focused program. Based on the International Ecologist Movement principle, "Think globally, act locally", CUW promotes the formation of volunteer groups to work in their communities fighting the garbage problem that threatens the whole world. For Clean Up The World 1996, an international group has been formed in Tsukuba, and we are hoping to have you join us too!
For this first CUW experience, we have chosen to focus on the Kasuga 4-chome area, and hopefully will spread our efforts out to other areas in the future. Clean Up The World day consists of picking up trash littering parks, streets, streams, etc. On the third weekend of September, millions of people all over the world join efforts to have a cleaner world. This activity has been very successful since it started in 1993 with the participation of 80 countries and around 30 million people. Last year, there were 110 countries participating with around 80 million people, and this year we expect to have still more people who join this world-wide cleaning effort. Clean Up The World is convinced that this one-day cleaning-up program raises people's consciousness and motivates them to work on environmentally oriented programs in their own communities and thus helping in this way to solve the global problem with local initiatives.
Getting started is all it takes, so come and join us. Bring out the whole family along with some bags for the trash. The bags need to be see-through in order to be properly disposed, and specially marked ones are available free from City Hall. Don't forget your gloves and a hat or sun screen, and if you have time, why not bring your lunch and join us in Kasuga Park for a picnic after the job is done. If it is raining on the 21st, we will postpone the event until the next day or even to the following Saturday if Sunday is rainy too. For further information call Lilyan de la Vega at 55-2346.
The International Women's Network (IWN) is a group of women who enjoy chatting with people from all over the world. We hold a monthly potluck dinner where we exchange information about the local community while eating a variety of foods. No reservation is needed to attend the potluck. Just bring one dish of food and show up at the meeting. Newcomers are always welcome! Take advantage of this unique opportunity to enjoy the international city of Tsukuba with us!
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