Children clean up Clifton beach on Earth Day

Children clean up Clifton beach

KARACHI: School children joined the US Consulate employees on Sunday morning to remove trash from the Clifton beach in recognition of Earth Day 2012.

Earth Day, first celebrated in the United States in 1970, has over the decades become an international day of celebrating our global natural environment.Speaking to the students, Public Affairs Attaché Kevin Murakami applauded their efforts, saying, “Thank you to all the young people who have come out this morning to show their commitment to the environment.”

Murakami said, “Whatever nationality we are, whatever religion, young or old, today we are all citizens of planet Earth. I applaud each and every one of you for being here this morning and doing your part to make our environment cleaner and brighter.”

Speaking on the occasion, Press Attaché Amanda Cauldwell appreciated the students for caring about Karachi’s natural environment.“I’m so happy to be here today with such energetic, enthusiastic students, and we can already see how great the Clifton beach looks after we’ve picked up all the trash,” Cauldwell added.Participating in the cleanup, in addition to many consulate employees, were English Access students who take English classes through a programme sponsored by the consulate, as well as younger students who came from many schools across the city. – PT