The City of Port Moresby’s World Environment Day 2023 campaign has left a lasting impact on our community and environment. Here are the impressive numbers that highlight the success of our collective efforts:
These numbers reflect the incredible commitment and enthusiasm of our community in creating a cleaner, greener, and more sustainable Port Moresby. Together, we have made a significant impact in promoting environmental awareness and taking action for a better future. Let’s continue this momentum and build on our achievements for a healthier and more vibrant city.
#1: May 18 – Media Launch @ Nature Park
UNVEILING OF THE WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY 2023 CAMPAIGN
Port Moresby Launches World Environment Day 2023 Campaign with Remarkable Impact Numbers: A Collective Effort to Beat Plastic Pollution and Create a Cleaner, Greener City. The citywide initiative, supported by 25 mobilized stakeholders, features 10 events and programs, engaging 23 schools, 15 suburbs, and 5 coastal villages. Governor Powes Parkop highlights the importance of individual and collective responsibility, aligning efforts with the vision of Amazing Port Moresby. The City expresses gratitude to partners, sponsors, and the dedicated NCDC team for their contributions. Together, we can make a significant impact and contribute to a healthier future.
#2: May 15 to June 5 – Awareness on Print, TV, Radio, Online and Social Media
MAXIMIZING IMPACT: WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY AWARENESS REACHES NEARLY 1 MILLION THROUGH MEDIA PLATFORMS
From May 15 to June 5, the City of Port Moresby celebrated World Environment Day with an extensive awareness campaign across media print, TV, radio, online, and social media platforms. This multi-channel approach allowed us to reach a wide audience and maximize our impact in spreading the message of environmental conservation. Thanks to the dedication of journalists and media houses, our campaign achieved remarkable results, reaching nearly 1 million readers, viewers, and listeners across the city. This extensive coverage played a vital role in raising awareness and inspiring action for a cleaner and greener Port Moresby. We extend our heartfelt appreciation to all the media professionals and organizations for their support in making World Environment Day 2023 a resounding success.
#3: May 17 to June 2 @ 4 selected schools; Koki Primary, Kila Kila Secondary, Badihagwa Secondary, Don Bosco Technological Institute – Awareness on Plastic Pyrolysis in Schools
NCDC RAISES AWARENESS ON PLASTIC POLLUTION THROUGH PLASTIC PYROLYSIS DEMONSTRATION IN SCHOOLS
The NCDC, in collaboration with ACDP, conducted awareness campaigns on plastic pollution and showcased plastic pyrolysis demonstrations at schools in Moresby South Electorate. From May 17 to June 2, students at Koki Primary, Badihagwa Secondary School, Don Bosco Technological Institute, and Kila Kila Secondary School learned about the harmful effects of plastics on the environment and the importance of the 3 Rs: reduce, reuse, and recycle. The plastic pyrolysis demonstration highlighted how plastic waste can be transformed into valuable products like energy and fuel. Students expressed appreciation for the program, recognizing the significance of proper waste disposal and the potential of plastic pyrolysis in combating plastic pollution. NCDC remains committed to raising awareness and promoting sustainable practices for a cleaner and greener Port Moresby.
#4: May 21 @ Nature Park – World Tree Kangaroo Day by Nature Park
PORT MORESBY NATURE PARK CELEBRATES WORLD TREE KANGAROO DAY, PROMOTING CONSERVATION AND AWARENESS
Nature Park Celebrates World Tree Kangaroo Day on May 21, Promoting Conservation and Awareness. In honor of World Tree Kangaroo Day, Port Moresby Nature Park organized a special event at the park, showcasing the unique and endangered tree kangaroos. Visitors had the opportunity to learn about these fascinating creatures and the importance of their conservation. The event served as a reminder of the need to protect our biodiversity and the habitats of these incredible animals.
#5: May 29 to June 3 @ 5 selected villages; – A Plastic Ocean Movie – Awareness and Education in Coastal Villages
A PLASTIC OCEAN MOVIE AWARENESS @ COASTAL VILLAGES
Amazing Port Moresby & Community Social Service Directorates in partnership with CEPA conducted an awareness program in five coastal villages; Vanagi, Vabukori, Pari, Tatana and Hanuabada, highlighting the harmful effects of plastic waste on the environment. The program included a screening of the documentary “A Plastic Ocean” and a talk by CEPA. The event left a significant impact on the audience, with attendees expressing gratitude for the awareness and a newfound understanding of the dangers of plastic pollution. The locals called for assistance in removing plastic waste and emphasized the importance of protecting the environment and marine life for future generations. This initiative reinforces the need for responsible waste management practices to safeguard our oceans and preserve the beauty of our coastal communities.
#6: June 3 @ 15 selected CBDs, Suburbs and Villages – Citywide Cleanup
THE BIGGEST CITY CLEAN UP, GREEN UP: UNITE TO BEAT PLASTIC POLLUTION!
The Biggest City Clean Up event organized by the National Capital District Commission (NCDC) on June 3, 2023, saw the active participation of over 2,500 city residents, 50 NCDC staff, and 200 community cleaners. Together, we dedicated over 3,350 man hours and collected over 500 bags of plastic waste from 15 CBDs, suburbs, and villages across Port Moresby. This city-wide initiative united business houses, schools, colleges, markets, parks, churches, and private residents in our mission to beat plastic pollution and create a cleaner, greener, and healthier city. The event showcased our collective responsibility and commitment to environmental conservation, emphasizing the need for ongoing efforts to preserve our beautiful city for future generations. Let’s continue to work together towards a sustainable and vibrant Port Moresby.
#7: June 4 @ Murray Barracks to Ela Beach – Walk for the Environment
WALK FOR THE ENVIRONMENT: STRIVING TO BEAT PLASTIC POLLUTION
The 8KM Walk for the Environment, organized by NCDC and ACDP, saw a massive turnout as Port Moresby residents united in their commitment to combat plastic pollution. The event aimed to raise awareness and inspire action for a cleaner city. With performances, powerful messages from leaders, and youth engagement, the walk emphasized the need for collective responsibility in protecting our natural environment. Together, we took a significant step towards a greener future for Port Moresby. Let’s continue the fight against plastic pollution and create a sustainable city.
#8: June 5 @ APEC House – Amazing Port Moresby Exhibition and Panel Discussion
AMAZING PORT MORESBY ART EXHIBITION & PANEL DISCUSSION
Port Moresby witnessed a remarkable turnout at the Amazing Art Exhibition and Panel Discussion, with over 500 school children, youth, and teachers from 23 schools in attendance. This event successfully raised awareness about plastic pollution and sustainability practices among the younger generation, fostering a sense of environmental stewardship. Through engaging discussions, inspiring artworks, and interactive demonstrations, the event left a lasting impact on the participants, empowering them to take action for a cleaner and more sustainable Port Moresby. Together, we can make a difference and create a brighter future for our city.
#9: June 5 @ Ela Beach – Mangrove and Coral Demonstration and Planting
PRESERVING COASTAL ECOSYSTEMS: MANGROVE AND CORAL DEMONSTRATION AND PLANTING EVENT AT ELA BEACH
On June 5, a mangrove and coral demonstration and planting event took place at Ela Beach. The initiative aimed to raise awareness about the importance of mangroves and coral reefs in coastal ecosystems and promote their conservation. Participants had the opportunity to witness demonstrations highlighting the significance of these habitats and engage in hands-on planting activities. The event emphasized the role of mangroves and coral reefs in mitigating climate change, protecting coastlines, and supporting marine biodiversity. This event furthered the commitment to creating a sustainable and resilient environment for Port Moresby.
#10: June 5 @ 6 locations – 1 Million Tree Planting Re-launching
1 MILLION TREES PLANTING INITIATIVE FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE
Port Moresby witnessed a significant environmental milestone as the National Capital District Commission (NCDC) relaunched the 1 Million Trees Planting initiative on World Environment Day at Sana Peace Park, UPNG, Boroko Agua Road, Bisini Soccer Field, Murray Barracks and Bomana CIS. This city-wide effort aims to transform Port Moresby’s landscape, mitigate climate change, improve air quality, and create a greener and healthier city. NCD Governor Powes Parkop highlighted the urgency of collective action to protect the planet, emphasizing the need to preserve our natural environment and take responsibility for keeping the city clean and environmentally friendly. The initiative received generous support from sponsors, including TotalEnergies, MotuKea International Terminal, the EU Delegation, and Steamships, highlighting the collaborative efforts to create a sustainable future for Port Moresby. Together, we can make a lasting impact and foster a greener legacy for generations to come.