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11, Aug, 2008

International Cleanup Day

Posted in Aqualogy, Eco News, Latest News, Local Community Projects by saffron

Get onboard for International Cleanup Day!

Scubafish is participating in several events this year as part of the 2008 International Clean Up Day Activities in association with Project AWARE, Greenfins, Green World Foundation and local school children from 7 schools in Ko Lanta.

International Clean Up Day 2008


Beach Cleanup

Klong Hin Beach – 13th September 2008 – 8:30am – 2:00pm
Beach Clean UpAll Welcome! – The objective of the coastal cleanup is to raise awareness to the public, children, hotel and resort operators, private and local government sector regarding the major issues concerning garbage disposal from humans ending up in the ocean. We learnt last year that collected and sorted garbage ends up at the dump site up the hill where it then deteriorates and contaminates the river, and ultimately ends up in the ocean.


Kids Recycled-Rubbish Art Exhibition

Lanta Old Town Community Museum – 14th September 2008
Rubbish Collected from the BeachExhibition to display local children’s artwork from ‘Junior Artist of the Andaman’ and ‘Beach Detective’ Workshops

Save the Nature band from the Petra National Marine Park will perform music about climate change, to save seashells for the seashore, let’s clean up the beach etc.

Exhibitions on Marine Litter:

  • Origins and types of trash and how they affect the sea
  • How long it takes for man made material to decompose in nature
  • How marine life and coral reefs are affected by the disposal of waste
  • One man’s garbage is another man’s treasure
  • Exhibition on Rethink + 3 R’s (Reduce, Re-use and Recycle)

    Beach Detective

    Local Schools Workshop – 6-7th September 2008
    Green World Foundation is to conduct a seashore ecology education session with representatives of students, teachers and Dive Instructors to teach the value of seashore ecology and how to monitor and collect standardised data for Regional and International databases.


    Junior Artist of the Andaman

    Local Schools – June-August 2008
    Children learnt how to recycle paper and the process of making paper. The using rubbish collected from the beach as decoration, they made their own notebook which they wrote and drew about their experiences to do with environmental topics such as trees, the ocean, tourists, the environment and garbage.


    About International Cleanup Day:

    Project AWARE spearheads global underwater cleanups during International Cleanup Day and year round. This annual volunteer event addresses the devastating impact of marine debris on the aquatic environment.

    International Beach Clean Up DayProject AWARE empowers dive centers and individuals to clean the world’s oceans, lakes, rivers and shorelines. Volunteers take part in practical cleanup solutions and collect data which is vital for change.

    International Cleanup Day is held annually on the 3rd Saturday in September but cleanup and data collection activities are supported by Project AWARE, partners and volunteers on an ongoing basis.

    In 2007 a total of 358,617 recorded volunteers helped Project AWARE clean 34,560 miles of shoreline and remove seven million pounds of rubbish.



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