May 28: The Youth Community of Chhomrong has successfully stopped all the burning and throwing of waste across the entire Annapurna Base Camp trekking route in preparation for the Visit Nepal Year 2020.
Youth Community of Chhomrong said it achieved this feat in just one month in collaboration with Green Stars founder and innovator of the Trash2Cash Program, Alan Bywaters.
Meanwhile, Green Stars has announced EcoChampion Sports Competition to clean up all 110 trekking routes across the Nepal Himalayan region.
According to the organiser, 30 student youth groups across the country and Nepal Scouts have accepted the Green Stars EcoChampion Challenge in an effort to engage local communities to save the environment from the destruction and use these plastic resources to benefit the local communities.
“The entire mountain has started to collect clean and dry plastic resources with a view to turn them in to other very valuable resources such as earthquake resistant bricks, merchandise and even fuel,” said Bywaters.
According to Green Stars, the local and central governments have expressed their support together with businesses who are sponsoring prizes such as free accommodation, free meals and even adventure trips including kayaking, paragliding and the top prize of a free trip to Annapurna Base Camp, where this program first began.
“There are many serious programs to tackle the waste problem. This program is designed to be fun and is the only program which has the potential to meet the Clean, Green Nepal 2020 Vision. With the activist groups who have taken up the challenge this may just be possible.”
Alan Bywaters has urged the ‘Green Stars of Nepal’ and activists who want to help save the environment to get in touch via Facebook page and be part of the EcoChampion program.