KMC to mark Earth Day

Himalayan New Service

Kathmandu, April 20:

Kathmandu Metropolitan City in association with various other organisations today announced five-day programme to mark the 35th Earth Day beginning April 22.

Environmentalists around the world mark April 22 as the Earth Day every year. The trend of marking the Earth day has began in 1970 from San Francisco of the United States.

As part of the programmes, the KMC, The Explorer Nepal, Environment Protection Centre and the Environment Conservation Camp jointly organised a clean up campaign at Gongabu crossroad to Basundhara crossroad today.

Tomorrow, the KMC and The Explorer Nepal will distribute cotton bags among the residents of Maru Ganesthan and Ason at 7 am to discourage them from using plastic bags. Similarly, different NGOs will plant trees from Baneshwor to Gaushala crossroad.

On April 22, the KMC, the Clean Energy Nepal and the Japanese International Cooperation Agency will hold an exhibition at Basantapur. Different personalities will be feted for their contribution to environment sector on the occasion.

An eco-tour will be held on April 23, in which participants will make door-to-door visits to raise awareness on simple and effective technologies for maintaining pollution-free environment at the domestic level. An exhibition on environment technology will be held on the same day at Basantapur. The programmes will end with a cultural show at Basantpur.

Meanwhile, two-day exhibitions on garbage management will be held in each of five municipalities of the Valley from April 22. Local NGOs, CBOs and clubs working in the field of community-based solid waste management will take part in the exhibitions.