ENVIRONMENT360 CELEBRATES WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY WITH MARKET WOMEN FROM THE MADINA MARKET
World Environment Day is celebrated to raise awareness about protecting the Environment. The UN has designated every 5th of June to mark the celebration of this day, since its inception in 1974 it has grown to become a global platform for public outreach that is widely celebrated in over 100 countries. As part of this year's celebration Environment360 in collaboration with TATA Africa Holdings(Ghana)Limited and the Indian High Commission,hosted a sensitization activity for market women and people in the Madina Market on the best ways to reduce the quantity of plastic wastes that they generate on a daily bases. Since the theme for this years celebration was, "Beat Plastic Pollution" , market women were given T-Shirts branded with the words 'SAY NO TO PLASTIC" in 3 different Ghanaian languages. The market women were very excited to learn about ways to limit the use of the plastic bags and to also encourage their customers to bring along their own carrier bags whenever they come to the market.
A cross section of our volunteers educating the Madina Market women about plastic pollution and its associated effects.
We will follow up on this activity soon to better understand the impact of the sensitization on the women.