Short summary: The EU Delegation in Azerbaijan and embassies of EU member states organised a volunteer cleaning action on the beaches of the Caspean ses. This story was developed as a part of an OPEN Media Hub production worlkshop for young journalists.
Author: Elmin Shirionov
Media: Kultura + TV
Date of publication: 17.09.2018
Link to original publication (in Azerbaijani)
Cleanliness is a culture and there should not be a special day for culture. The land that gives life to humans is at risk itself. Because human beings are harming the ground, as it cannot speak for itself. This is a very terrible issue that threatens the future of all humanity. You can even be a live witness to these things.
The cleanup day being celebrated for 8 years now in Azerbaijan, has been conducted on the Novkhani coast in 2018.
About 300 volunteers joined the cleaning ceremony including employees and public representatives of the European Union embassies, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources.
Unfortunately, in the cleaning process too much waste was observed. This showed that the educating placards were needed more than the day itself which has already been conducted for 8 years. The placards propogating the love to the nature and soil, and where dreadful consequences of the pollution clearly illustrated.
The diversity of the attitudes of the participants of the cleaning ceremony demonstrates the degree of their awareness of the danger. It is like the difference between those who was sitting and waiting in the corner for the event to end and those who were digging deep to clean ground properly. As those not thinking of microbs afftecting their kids, allowing them to foster the purity culture in them. Education is visible here. Those placards needs to be prepared, and these words need to be written on them.
What is seen from interviews, that the biggest problem is the plastic containers thrown to the ground. However, there is a solution for this. In some countries, the plastic containers used being filled with soil, instead burying them in it.
Patience and sharp mind is the key for everything. Using them we can change our lives for better and to create beautiful future for us. Let’s not to pollute so that there would be no need to clean.