Malawi arts festival Lake Of Stars supporting waste management in world clean up day

Lake Of Stars in partnership with Our World International and the International Coastal Cleaners Malawi shall host a “clean up” march through the streets of peri-urban areas of Lilongwe on Saturday, 10 September 2016.Lake of Stars

According to a  statement made available to Nyasa Times on Tuesday, the event is a social responsibility initiative that has been taken to an elevated level.

“Lake Of Stars will be in Kawale II near Masintha ground from 7am to 4:30pm. The event is open to everybody and LOS is calling the general public to join us on this day dedicated to taking care of our environment.

“The program of the event shall be waste collection march in the morning and it will end at the Our World International dumping site in the afternoon for a celebration. Live music shall be amplified through a solar powered PA system with information on how we can better take of environment being given to the general public. Our World International and Kawale Women Cooperatives shall also be making different products from waste,” reads the statement in part.

“Together we will inspire and empower the communities to clean up and conserve waste material, promoting small businesses that use waste material innovative ideas to produce products that are durable, sustainable and environmentally friendly,” said Sharmila Elias of Lake of Stars

The free for all clean up event will give the general public a chance to catch a glimpse of some of the Lake of Stars artists at the event, some local talent and join to keep Malawi clean.

There will also be exciting innovative stalls onsite with waste material products on sale, exchanging of ideas, networking, educational information and entertainment.

Meanwhile, Lake  of Stars advance tickets are on sale for only K32, 000 for 3 days and K28, 000 for 2 days. The Festival is taking place at Chintheche Inn on the northern shores of Lake Malawi.

Alongside the musical programme, festival-goers will enjoy a host of other entertainment across the three days including poetry, theatre, fashion, dance, film, yoga and technology.

As part of Lake of Stars’ CSR activity, a partnership has been established with a tree-planting enterprise located at Chintheche, Root to Fruit, with the aim of reducing the carbon footprint of the festival.

With global temperatures rising, Root to Fruit offers an easy and effective way to care for the climate and Malawian communities. One tree planted with Root to Fruit will cost just MWK 1,500 and will not only offset pollution from the average festival-goer’s travel within Malawi, but will also provide local communities with food, medicine, building materials, improved soil quality, income generation, and much more. Visit www.roottofruit.net for more information.

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