Thursday, February 16, 2012

Green Volunteering at Barcamp Yangon 2012

At this year's Barcamp Yangon 2012, held at Myanmar Info-Tech on February 11-12, 2012, Myanmar Youths in Action volunteered by holding a trash picking campaign. At barcamps held in the previous years, we noticed that the barcampers left many trash around, so this year, Myanmar Youths in Action provided trash cans to be placed in various locations around the Myanmar Info-Tech campus, so that it would encourage barcampers to properly throw away their trashes.

9 sets of 3 trash bins were placed around the campus, and each set's 3 trash bins were separated as "Papers", "Cans and Bottles", and "General Trash". These trash bins were borrowed from Popular Plastic Group, who created these sets of trash bins for Myanmar Plastic Industries Group. So many thanks to Popular Plastic group for helping us in making this event possible!

A Set of 3 Trash Bins Placed at the Corridor of Myanmar Info-Tech
Our Green Volunteers rounded the campus every hour or so to check the conditions of the trash bins, to empty the full trash bins and replace with new trash bags, and to pick up the trash left by barcampers.

Changing Plastic Bags in the Trash Bins
Although it was tiring, being able to see the clean campus after our efforts was quite worth it!

Myanmar Youths in Action would like to thank Barcamp Yangon 2012 organizers for supporting our Green Volunteering Campaigns.

MYIA's President Tin Myat Htet Receiving Certificate from Barcamp Organizers
But the ones that we would have to thank the most is to our volunteers! Thank you all volunteers for making this event a success!

Green Volunteers!

"Trash pickup is not what to be ashamed of, but littering is."!"

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