The staff and students of the School of Science and Technology (SoST)at UniFijijoined the WWF-Pacific and Ba Town Council for a ‘Clean Up’ campaign along the Ba Riverbank on Friday, August 25, 2017.
The ‘Clean Up’ campaign‘Sustainable Healthy Rivers for All’is part of WWF-Pacific’s project ‘Strengthening Governance and Resource Management for Climate Resilient Communities in Fiji’.
Over the past few months, WWF-Pacific worked with communities in Nailaga district to advocate for a healthier and cleaner Ba River. The Ba River is home to 36 communities that live along the river, 17 of which solely rely on the Ba River for their daily survival.
“The need for a healthier and cleaner Ba River is critical for the livelihoods of the communities. As such this ‘Clean Up’ campaign will go a long way in not only reducing the disposal of rubbish along the Ba riverbank but promoting civil pride and the notion of making an effective change for the environment,” said Ms. Priyatma Singh, Head of the Department of Science.
This initiative is in support of Fiji’s presidency for COP 23.