Update: 18:18 | 10/04/2019
(BGO) – The hot trend “Challenge For Change ” for rubbish cleanups launched by foreigner facebook account namely Byron Roma has recently gone viral with positive feedback from numerous social accounts across the countries. Many youths in the northern province of Bac Giang have actively joined hand in the challenge to clean up the environment and spread the green lifestyle in the community.
Rubbish cleanup, landscape improvement
Cau Son dyke which is located in the boundary of Xuong Giang and Tho Xuong wards (Bac Giang city) has been used as the waste gathering place for the surrounding households. The various wastes were disorderly spread all over the 2-kilometre dyke. Thus, the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union (Youth Union) in Tho Xuong ward called for the voluntary youths to clean up the dyke.
The facebook account of Byron Roman.
Over 70 youth members from the locality and schools collected and classified all the wastes to transport to the disposal place.
The Secretary of the ward Youth Union Nguyen Thi Anh said: “Because some people are not aware that this is the shared public area, they throw the waste disorderly. We call for each other to engage in practical activities to clean up the surrounding environment”.
According to Ngo Thi Phuong Thao, Secretary of Youth Union in Tan Dinh ward (Lang Giang district), the campaign has actively spread to the communal youngsters. On the occasion of the Youth month this year, the local Youth Union mobilized nearly 100 members to clean the rubbish in the section of the provincial road 295B passing Tan Son village.
The youth members in Tan Yen district plant trees in Tan Trung commune.
Additionally, the local youth holds monthly Green Sunday to clean up the environment and grow the flower road in the surrounding areas that have drawn many participants from the organizations and locality. Currently, 16 out of 16 villages maintain the model of “Clean house, clean alley” while each family classifies the household garbage.
The youth collects the recycle wastes of the bottle, plastic box and nylon bag then sells for fundraising to help the impoverished students and children. The Challenge for Change may become the most effective key and message delivery from the social network to real life in order to increase the youth awareness of environmental protection.
Small activity, big meaning
Responding to the hot trend, the provincial Youth Union launched the Green Sunday on March 10, drawing more than 6,000 officers, youth members, military force and residents to join hand in the cleanup campaign and remove the illegal advertising notes.
The youth members in Tho Xuong ward, Bac Giang city clean up the environment and grow the youth flower road in Cau Son dyke.
The youth member in the province succeeded to clear 35 waster gathering sites, collect over 15 tonnes of wastes and substances, revamp 17 kilometres of alley and village road, dredge 5 kilometres of sewage and inner field canal, plant more than 2,000 trees and dozens of flower roads.
Besides, the youth unions in the districts of Son Dong, Viet Yen and Luc Nam sprayed the deodorant and substance to prevent the diseases; collected the bottle, package of plant protection product and agricultural waste; delivered the leaflet to communicate and persuade the residents to classify the wastes and put them orderly.
The youth members in Viet Yen district clean up the environment in Van Ha commune.
Apart from that, the youth called for the locals to limit the usage of nylon bag, one-time plastic tools as well as encouraged the recycle or easy-to-dispose products.
Challenge for Change is a small activity with big meaning and great impact on the community awareness and action, hence helping protect the environment, adapt to climate change, create a new image on the landscape and build a greener – cleaner - more beautiful and civilized homeland.