Selfie Mbalie NGO Celebrates World Earth Day in Collaboration With RIJLF

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Selfie Mbalite, an NGO based in Nouakchott, Mauritania in collaboration with Réseau International des Jeunes Leaders Francophones, RIJLF (Young Francophone Leaders International Network) Mauritania celebrated the World Earth Day in grand style on April 22, 2018.

The young leaders organized themselves and met at the

Tergit Beach - Nouakchott, Mauritania
Tergit Beach – Nouakchott, Mauritania

for an event they named EcoJogging. The concept by the NGO is all about running or walking while picking dirt, especially plastic that has been thrown around the beach. The plastic will later on be recycled by the NGO.

The activities started around 10am brought together members of both Selfie Mbalite and RIJLF as well as other volunteers armed with garbage bags. At the end of the day, more than 50 bags of plastic waste was picked up at the Tergit Beach.

The World Earth Day is celebrated yearly on April 22 worldwide. Events are usually organized in support for the protection of the environment. It was first celebrated in 1970 with more than 193 countries taking part.

The theme for this year’s event was End Plastic Pollution. We all know how plastic pollution is destroying our environment. The oceans and land have been poisoned, marine life endangered and most of all our health in great danger.

According to EarthDay, associations as well as individuals should “help end plastic pollution by finding out how many plastic items [they] consume every year and make a PLEDGE to reduce that amount.”

Activities to celebrate the Earth Day which was in its 48th session was carried out all over the world, yesterday April 22. RIJLF and its partner associations all over the world has been working hard to preserve the Earth by organizing many activities aimed at reducing plastic pollution.

RIJLF is an international organization of young Francophone Leaders with the main objective of bringing together and motivating young entrepreneurs who are courageous enough to bring change and development in their various local communities and country.

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