World Environment Day proposes expedition to Barana

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BY GEORGINA KEKEA

THE first of the meetings to discuss events to mark ‘World Environment Day’ (WED) will take place today.

A small organising committee comprising of various stakeholders has been established to oversee the plan and programme activities for this year’s World Environment Day. Celebrated every year on June 5, this year’s celebration is on the theme ‘Take action to Beat Plastic Pollution’.

For Solomon Islands SPREP PEBACC project as part of its campaign and awareness activities will lead the celebration of the world environment day through an environment expedition to “Barana Community Nature Park”.

This site located at Barana village (Mt Austin) overlooking Honiara city.

SPREP PEBACC project is promoting climate resilience through nature based solution and this site focuses on community natural resources and watershed management.

The objective of this expedition is to commemorate WED, focussing on plastics, promote community ecosystem values of the community nature park and to make general awareness and educating participating scouts, students and community.

The expedition is done in partnership with SI Scouts and other government partners.

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