Pick it up, Clean it up, Sea Change!


After the recent tree planting activity at The Marikina Water Shed, we did another one as our commitment to Live Positively Philippines!

We had the International Coastal Cleanup held on Saturday, September 17, 2011 in Samal, Bataan.

International Coastal Cleanup (ICC), an initiative of the Ocean Conservancy, is the world's largest single-day volunteer effort to eradicate litter and debris from beaches, inland waterways and oceans.

Globally, beverage-related items contribute 28 percent of items collected during the cleanup, including plastic, glass and aluminum beverage cans, caps and lids.

Despite of the heavy rain and slippery mud, it did not stop us from reaching the coastal area in order clean up.

It is important for us to play a proactive role and help clean up our coastal communities around the world.

There's more activities like this of course with the help of Coca Cola in promoting sustainability to the lives of others.

In 2008, Coca-Cola launched a multi-year partnership with Ocean Conservancy through a $1 million pledge to support the ICC. Last year, more than 26,000 Coca-Cola system associates, their friends and families around the world participated in the ICC, contributing more than 200,000 hours of volunteer time and collecting nearly 400,000 pounds of trash.

At the coastal area, we saw dead fishes floating and that awakened us to give our effort in this activity. It is never to late to help out and save our watershed.

Pollution is a major problem here that is affecting the ocean and the rest of the Earth, too.

Because of too much garbage, it directly affects ocean organisms and indirectly affects human health and resources. Now this goes to the food that we eat specially those coming form the sea.

Oil spills, toxic wastes, and dumping of other harmful materials are all major sources of this.

We should learn more about taking care of the Earth and the rest of it's part because if we will know more about caring for our planet, then definitely we will know more about how to stop pollution.

Our responsibility does not end here. This is our commitment forever.

Let's help clean our sea and watershed. Live Positively!

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5 comments:

Mae Uy said...

Hi Carl! Glad you came out with us! It was very muddy but fun adventure! :D

carlo said...

Yeah it was a great adventure! Kichi was a hotchick! Yeah!

Victor Manlapaz said...

Hi! This is Vic from Coke Foundation. Thank you for featuring our event on your blog.

Would you be interested to know more about the other projects of Coke Foundation? If you would, may I invite you to add me on Facebook as most of the photos and stories of our work I also upload there. Haha! (If not, nooo problem.)


Vic

carlo said...

Hi Vic,

It was my pleasure featuring the activity,

I will be adding you on facebook and so I can get updates about your projects.

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