24th International Coastal Clean-Up Day

Last Saturday, September 19, 2009, I participated in the 24th International Coastal Clean-Up Day. It is an annual global event aimed at mobilizing communities, civil society, academe, government and private organizations to execute a massive one day clean-up of the water bodies in various locations throughout the world. Through this, awareness about the adverse effects of improper waste disposal will be raised, spurring everyone to further action.

In the Philippines, this activity is spearheaded by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the local branch of the Ocean Conservancy. Last year, the Philippines is among the top ten participating countries (104 countries), coming in second to the United States in terms of number of participants.

Thanks to our environmental department who organized our company's participation in the said event. Even if I had to wake up as early as 3AM, the hard work is worth it in saving nature. Aside from Lito Atienza, we also spotted Ms. Earth beauties at the event proper at Manila Bay, San Dionisio, Parañaque.

Will be posting on my succeeding posts the pictures that I had taken in the said event. For the mean time, here's a photo of the clean-up that had transpired in Mindanao last year.

3 Responses
  1. Basyon Says:

    Glad to read that they did this good idea of cleaning the some part of our Mother Earth, especially the water bodies. They are getting polluted. =( I hope it will not get worst. And good thing is you really participated. How i wish they can go here in our place so i can also help. Thanks for sharing. ;D

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  2. d'kitchen Says:

    wow great job paulo...this is a good cause to participate...love doing stuff like this....activities that supports the kalikasan....kudos!

  3. Yodz Says:

    I hope aside from the clean-up drive (awareness campaign) they also have a long term plan to really make our coasts clean.
    Because sometimes, it's just a cycle
    the coasts go back to the same state a few weeks after the clean-up.