The Monday following Rosh Hashana, September 9th, has been designated as "International Clean-Up Day" in Israe. Together wth 250,000 volunteers, this force will be part of the 40 million participants from 120 countries who will be active throughout the world.
The Jewish National Fund's leadershp in this 13th year of the annual activity is part of the world's largest environmental clean-up opertaion, and will be in conjunction with local governments and regional councils throughout Israel. Over a quarter million schoolchildren, soldiers, students, youth movement members and residents will take part in the various cleaning operations, in more than - 180 municipalities, forests, parks and other open spaces, throughout the country.
This year will be marked by the separation of recyclable waste in environmentally friendly shopping bags - four colors: brown waste paper, waste plastic blue, green and white organic waste. The garbage will be transferred to specified landfill sites. In addition, schools will have actvities that focus around these activities, including an Environmental Activity Book, which will be made available through the JNF's educational mobile unit.