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Make a commitment to protect our planet : join the National Geographic Earth Day Run

Earth Day Run 2019

Shaira Idris
Written by Shaira Idris

KUALA LUMPUR — April 2, 2019: Come earth lovers, come join The National Geographic Earth Day Run 2019 and take a pledge to protect Mother Earth.

The event, to be held on Sunday, April 28 at Gamuda Walk, Kota Kemuning is in celebration of Earth Day week.

The annual event is aimed at raising awareness of plastic pollution and reducing the amount of single-use plastic that intrude the world’s oceans.

National Geographic teams up with Gamuda Land to promote its multiyear Planet or Plastic? initiative with the ultimate goal of preventing 1 billion plastic items from reaching the ocean. 

Therefore, no single-use plastic will be allowed at the event, as all runners are encouraged to use reusable water bottles.

Participants at this year’s Earth Day Run will also be encouraged to take the Planet or Plastic? pledge — a commitment to reduce their single-use plastic. 

By taking the pledge, individuals will become part of a global community working together to stem the tide of single-use plastic entering the ocean and will continue to receive information and tips to help them in their efforts.

For the first time, this year’s Earth Day Run in Malaysia will introduce an exclusive 2-km running category for Gamuda Parks Junior Rangers aged 6-13 years old.

Participants can visit www.natgeoearthdayrun.com for more information and to sign up. Registration is open to the public.

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Shaira Idris

Shaira Idris

Shaira is a 20-something accidental journalist who's currently still adapting to the world of journalism and learning the ropes of her job.