BALI CELEBRATED SECOND WORLD CLEANUP DAY WITH A MASSIVE CROWD IN EIGHT REGENCIES AND ONE CITY

September 2019, Bali – Suksma Bali, a nonprofit organization, majoring in tourism and hospitality industry in Bali teamed up with World Cleanup Day Indonesia holding a simultaneous World Cleanup Day in eight regencies and one city in Bali on 21 September 2019.

“We saw a huge impact from this movement, how everyone from different backgrounds joined forces together for a cleaner Bali. Children and adults alike cared about the future of the earth and put away their differences", stated Agus Suananda, CHA, Chairman of World Cleanup Day 2019 of Bali Province.

Based on reports collected by the team member, a total of 59,207 participants from various walks of life participated in this year’s World Cleanup Day. Held simultaneously in 79 locations across eight regencies and one city in Bali, the movement was attended by Governor of Bali, Dr. Ir I Wayan Koster, MM in Sanur Beach and Vice Governor of Bali, Dr. Ir Tjok Oka Artha Ardhana Sukawati, M. Si in Kuta Beach, Kuta.

World Cleanup Day 2019 managed to collect 2,060 kgs of organic waste and 17,571 kgs of non-organic waste such as plastic bottles, cigarette butt, and single-use plastic.

World Cleanup Day is one of the most significant civic movements of our time, uniting 157 countries across the world for a cleaner planet. In Bali, this World Cleanup Day has been initiated together by Suksma Bali in collaboration with Paiketan Krama Bali, Tourism Stakeholders, and Environment's foundations.

World Cleanup Day harnesses the power of everyday people to achieve incredible things by joining together. Its beauty lies in cooperation and collaboration: building bridges between disparate communities, and including all levels of society – from citizens to business, to government.

ABOUT SUKSMA BALI
Suksma Bali derived from the Balinese word meaning 'Thank You' Bali is built on the essence of thanking Bali for providing such a livelihood to its society. Through Suksma Bali, both tourism and non-tourism sectors are hoped to consolidate further and tighten its relationship with the community of Bali. Through Suksma Bali, both areas are also expected always to be aware of the strategic function and fundamental role of the Balinese culture. Suksma Bali is the epitome of significant support to the culture, environment, and the entire of Balinese community. With Suksma Bali, both Balinese and all Bali residents from different elements are expected to remain and enhance living harmoniously. Suksma Bali 2019 is chaired by I Gusti Agung Ngurah Darma Suyasa, CHA.

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