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Groups Share Information on Clean Up the World Weekend

Clean Up the World Maps Communities Tackling Climate Change 21 September 2008: On the occasion of the 16th Clean Up the

World Weekend, which was celebrated from 19-21 September 2008 under the theme

“Start today-Save tomorrow-Clean Up Our Climate,” Google and Clean Up the World

launched a website that allows groups to share information about themselves and

the activities they undertook as part of the Clean Up the World Weekend.

Ian

Kiernan, Chair of the campaign, said he hoped the use of Google Maps would

“motivate new communities to get involved in the campaign.” Speaking about the

work of groups involved in the initiative, Achim Steiner, Executive Director of

the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), said, “climate change is the number one

issue facing humanity at the turn of the 21st century – lives are threatened as

is the very fabric of all countries and communities. So let's all start today

to save tomorrow.” [UNEP Press Release; Clean Up the World website]