Together #ForNature and a Clean, Healthy, Plastic Waste Free Future


This World Environment Day, join #GenerationRestoration to revive and protect our ecosystems in the UN City of Bonn and around the globe

Local environmental groups and the #ForFuture Family are inviting people of all ages and walks of life to participate in a Rhine clean-up and trash collection activity in Bonn to celebrate the 50th World Environment Day.

View on the UN Campus and headquarters of the UN Climate Secretariat from the Limperich Rhine river promenade (Photo: Sandra Prüfer)

WHAT: Rhine Clean-Up & Trash Collection WHEN: June 5th , 11 AM – 5 PM Where: Beuel River Promenade, from Kennedy Bridge to Limperich (across from the UN Campus)

The Clean-Up is part of a bigger creative activation on the Rhine river promenade with public art and info stands of various climate and environmental protection groups. All current Covid19 hygiene and social distancing rules must be strictly followed.

The Garden Gnome’s WED Call to Action is Trash Collection (Photo:Sandra Prüfer)

Ahead of the Clean-Up Day, you can already start collecting the following trash:

  • Plastic bottles (PET & yellow bin waste)
  • Colored plastic lids
  • Bottle caps
  • Cigarette butts
  • Disposable cups

On June 5th, there will be three Clean-Up stations where you can pick up BonnOrange trash bags and dispose the collected garbage (11 am – 5 pm).

  1. China Boat (Clean Up 1)
  2. Ristorante Canale Grande (Clean Up 2 Plus)
  3. Limperich – Southern tip of the tree allee (Clean Up 3)

At the second clean-up station in the middle, you will also find bins for separate waste collection and recycling as well as trash art, educational material on waste prevention from Zero Waste Bonn, GreenPeace and other initiatives.

My Mother Promise Mother Earth Sculpture at Hofgarte
My Promise Mother Earth artist Arnd Drossel promised to be back in Bonn on World Environment Day. Pictured are ( r.) Sandra Prüfer, Arnd Drossel and Saskia Meyer. Saskia will also particpate in the WED activation in Bonn with her FOODerstand to educate about sustainable nutrition and food production. (Photo: Courtesy of Sandra Prüfer)

The nearby globe sculpture of public artist Arnd Drossel will be filled with plastic bottles to raise awareness of plastic pollution in rivers and oceans. The Paderborn artist already set up this sculpture at the Hofgarten earlier in spring to encourage people to take action on climate change and pledge to take care of Mother Earth.

The RHEIN RANGER (aka Daniel Breitfelder) will also take part in the creative activation to revive and protect our ecosystems. The Bonn-based actor says that Corona has changed his life. While theaters were closed, he decided to clean up the Rhine shore on his twelve-kilometer jogging route in Bonn, every day since January.

Breitfelder decided to live packaging-free and vegan and created the Rhein Ranger pulic art persona as a symbol of a protector of our planet and to promote of the elimatination of single use waste.

(Photo Credit; Save the World Festival)

He will also be one of the TEDx Bonn speakers on June 8th. The TEDx is a virtual event that will present inspiring stories of sustainability. All talks are in English.

You can see the full speaker line-up and register for free on this website:


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