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Challenger Profile at a Glance
Meet Earth Guardians Benin, 2021 International Climate Action Challenge Eco-Champion award-winners!
- #63 – Earth Guardians Benin
Registered Challengers: ALOHOU Georges, Joëline KIKI, MIGNANHOUANDE Domiho Espoir, Aurelle NEPO, Moïse Awonlonsou
- Location: Benin
- 90-Day Challenge Period: September 1 – November 30, 2021
Earth Guardians is a movement of dynamic young people, which campaigns for the conservation of biodiversity, the preservation, the protection of the environment, and the fight against climate deregulation.
Here in Benin, we observed that the household population of the Cotonou lagoon bank pollutes this bank by throwing plastic bags into the water.
An act which is not without consequences on fish production.
As you can see in the picture, we decided to go to these households to collect the plastic bags and make them aware of a change in behavior.
Thus in 90 days of actions, we collected around 3035 plastic bags.
That is approximately 252 bags every Saturday.
The number of people impacted by this project can be estimated at 1650.
This project will help reduce the amount of bags in our waters.
Protecting the environment means preserving our survival and the future of humanity.
Earth Guardians, we are the change!
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About the 2021 International Climate Action Challenge
Green Team Academy empowers everyday people to #BeTheChange. We host the annual challenge to help regular people take and idea and go from passion to action in 90 days. Together our teams plant tens of thousands of trees, remove tons of trash from our rivers, and work with youth, women, and communities around the world.