Plan your Environmental Calendar

The United Nations as well as the African Union have set aside environmental days. These observance days provide a platform for stakeholders to share ideas, experiences, and insights and raise awareness and publicity on various environmental issues.

World Wetlands Day - 2 February
This day marks the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on 2 February 1971, in the Iranian city of Ramsar. Zimbabwe has acceded to the Convention and has seven (7) sites designated as Ramsar sites. Zimbabwe has formed a taskforce to spearhead national action and international cooperation for the conservation and wise use of wetlands and their resources. Let’s all conserve our wetlands. Do not cultivate on the steam bank. Keep infrastructure, housing and all development away from wetlands.
Monavale Vlei is one of Zimbabwe’s Ramsar designated sites.

Africa Environment Day - 3 March
Set aside by African Union in order to heighten public awareness on topical environmental issues affecting African countries. Zimbabwe uses this day as a platform to discuss topical issues like waste management, sustainable development and green economy through symposiums to allow discussion and sharing of insights, perspectives and experiences.

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Don’t be a litter Bug - Stop littering

What is Littering?

Littering means to throw (often man-made) objects onto the ground as opposed to disposing of them properly. Litter is anything thrown away as unwanted material and accumulates in a disorderly manner.   Litterconsists of waste products such as containers, papers, and wrappers which have been improperly disposed of.  Often people do not consider small items such as gum or even cigarette butts to be litter but these small pieces of rubbish are some of the most littered items on our streets.                                                                  

Littering is one of the major environmental challenges in Zimbabwe; its effects are detrimental to humans, animals and the environment. Litter can exist in the environment for long periods of time before degrading, be can transported several distances into water bodies,clogs our damages our waterways and sewer systems thus , costing  money.

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About EMA

The Environmental Management Agency is a statutory body responsible for ensuring the sustainable management of natural resources and protection of the environment, the prevention of pollution and environmental degradation, the preparation of Environmental Plans for the management and protection of the environment. It was established under the Environmental Management Act [Chapter 20:27] and operationalised on the 17th of March 2003 through SI 103 of 2003.

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