The World Environment Day (WED) is observed on June 5 every year to raise global awareness on positive environmental action to protect planet Earth. The WED is run by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and since it began in 1974, it has grown to become a global platform for public outreach widely celebrated in over 100 countries. The Wildlife Clubs of Ghana (WCA), embarked on a clean-up exercise at the Mensah Guinea beach on Saturday 4th of June, 2016. The theme of the celebration was “Join the race to make the world a better place” The aim was to inculcate the habit of beach cleanliness among WCG and to raise public awareness on the need to keep our beaches free of waste. Over 500 WCG members who included students, teachers and volunteers participated in the event. An interview session was also granted to the Ghana News Agency and TV Africa during the celebration.
Placards with messages such as “Do not defecate into our beaches”, “Let’s stand up to keep our beaches free of litter”, “Fellow Ghanaians, you never know the worth of the pond until it dries up” were displayed by club members during the street procession. The celebration significantly created awareness of responsibility to preserve the environment and its constituents. In 2017, GWS hopes to embark on yet another environmental activity that will integrate more schools, stakeholders and NGOs towards the achievement of an environmentally sustainable world for nature and people. Pictures from the event can be found .