April 16 to 23, the fourth environmental clean-up event took place: Clean-Up Week, a week of cleaning and removal of garbage, managed by the the SKEMA student society HOPE (Humanitarian Organisation Promoting Equity) in partnership with the nonprofit organisation Project Rescue Ocean Brazil.
This event was part of the For Attitudes to Change project and takes place every six months, led by representatives of HOPE who are studying at SKEMA Brazil and with the participation of any student of the institution who wants to be part of the initiative. The goal is to raise awareness, not only among SKEMA students, but also among the wider community, regarding the preservation of the environment and the importance of correct waste disposal.
This semester, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the event took place over a period of a week, bringing together small groups of students to avoid crowds. Following all the public health protocols, the groups managed to collect several bags of garbage, finding everything from hygiene utensils to fishing tools. Even Somalia, a former Brazilian soccer player who passed through Lagoa da Pampulha during the event, stopped to help and get involved.