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[Feature] Did you know? : "Eco Running" in Benin, sport for the environment.

by Desire HOUNGNIGBE | 02-07-2019 00:00 recommendations 0

September 15th of each year is dedicated to World Clean Up Day.  On this occasion, Sandra Idossou, the young Beninese eco-activist, and her partners proceed to the collection of plastic waste in the city of Cotonou. It is through the Eco-running initiative that it implements with the fitness club “Flex Fitness”, as well as several partners. This initiative had its third edition in September 2018. It is a project that mobilizes every year more than a hundred participants cross the main roads of the city of Cotonou to rid them of plastic waste such as plastic bag, plastic bottles of water and others. In September 2018, a total of one tonne and 264 kilograms of plastic bags were collected. 

The goal of such an initiative is to push people to stop throwing plastic bags on the streets. Reaching that goal requires the involvement of all  Beninese.

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Kushal Naharki

  • Kushal Naharki says :
    Hello Desire

    I do hope that you are fine and doing great with your works.
    Thank you for your report about 'Eco Running' in Benin, sport for the environment. Congratulations and keep up with your great work

    Green Cheers from Nepal :)
    Keep writing great reports.
    We are eager to read more reports from you.

    Kushal Naharki

    Posted 24-07-2019 02:50

  • Desire HOUNGNIGBE says :
    Thank you Louis Mentor for your comment. I appreciate it
    Posted 08-07-2019 18:00

  • Louis Mentor says :
    Hello Desire,

    Thank you for writing about World Clean Up Day event. I think the running event is really meaningful because it can not only promote healthy life but also build awareness for our environment. I hope more participants will be there next year! Great work.

    Louis Mentor
    Posted 08-07-2019 00:26

  • Desire HOUNGNIGBE says :
    Thank you, Mentor. We hope this event will have more participants in the next editions.
    Posted 04-07-2019 00:42

  • Wonhee Mentor says :
    Hello Desire

    Thank you for the report on 'Eco running' in Benin.
    As this event is in partnership with fitness club, it can both promote the healthy lifestyle and raise the awareness of plastic bags on the street. I wish more Beninese participate in the eco-running on September 15th of this year!

    Wonhee Mentor
    Posted 03-07-2019 21:29

  • Desire HOUNGNIGBE says :
    Thank you Rosa for your comments and contribution
    Posted 03-07-2019 00:34

  • Rosa Domingos says :
    Hey there Desire,

    I trust you are well this morning! The initiative put forward by Sandra and her team is absolutely amazing and could not have come at a more strategic moment in our generation. pollution, of any form, is not tolerable and we should push in our efforts to ensure that we beat it, not just for our future generation, but for the restoration of mother Earth.

    Thank you for sharing this amazing story with us Desire!
    With gratitude,
    Posted 02-07-2019 15:05

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