The surroundings of Gorijvari Monastery were cleaned on December 12 in the scope of a large-scale environmental campaign, Keep Georgia Beautiful. Sports Schools Association of Gori Municipality, a non-entrepreneurial (non-commercial) legal entity, undertook responsibility for keeping the territory clean under the Memorandum of Understanding signed with CENN. Keep Georgia Beautiful is implemented within Waste Management Technology in Regions, Phase II (WMTR II) implemented by CENN with the support of USAID.
Keep Georgia Beautiful is aimed at involvement of private companies, NGOs, governmental agencies, local residents and any other stakeholders in maintaining clean and green environment in Georgia.
Within the campaign, CENN employees along with the staff and sportsmen of Sports Schools Association of Gori Municipality cleaned up the territory adjoining Gorijvari Monastery, following which a banner was installed on the area to prevent further littering.
About Keep Georgia Beautiful campaign:
Keep Georgia Beautiful campaign calls for private companies, non-governmental organizations and governmental agencies, local residents and other stakeholders to support the development of a responsible attitude and implementation of green activities in their everyday lives.
Within Keep Georgia Beautiful campaign, interested organizations and persons can select a specific area and assume responsibility for its cleanliness and further care. After area identification, with CENN support, initial cleaning of the area will take place, banner will be installed to inform public of the organization responsible for cleanliness of the area. Adoption of the area by an organization implies conducting monitoring of its cleanliness and repeated cleaning activities as necessary.
About the program:
The WMTR II program assists the Government of Georgia (GoG) in modernization of the country’s waste management sector and supports sustainable development and inclusive economic growth by implementation of waste separation and recycling practices. The program mainstreams innovative approaches, applies new technologies, and streamlines strong partnerships to solve development challenges.
WMTR II conducts its activities in three regions of Georgia – Kakheti, Shida Kartli, Adjara AR and Tbilisi in the four main focus areas:
• Implementation of an Integrated Waste Management System;
• Private Sector-Led Recycling;
• Illegal Dumping Penalties and Tariff Policy;
• Public Outreach
WMTR II program is implemented by Caucasus Environmental NGO Network with the support of USAID.