Thursday, October 18, 2012
Thank you very much for all those who joined the 27th International Coastal Cleanup. We hope you will continue supporting this cause for the ocean environment. We encourage you to submit your data by email: email@example.com or on-line >>>
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Ocean Conservancy's International Coastal Cleanup Day marks the day when people from all walks of life will head to beaches, waterways and underwater areas to help collect floating and submerged trash/debris that threatens ecosystems. They will also gather information on the debris collected into an ICC data card.
The following cleanup advisory and reminders must be considered to have a safe and meaningful ICC:
- In the event of adverse weather conditions as forecasted by PAGASA a day before the ICC, the cleanup activity will be cancelled. The following Saturday or the next weekend, if weather condition is favorable, the cleanup may be conducted in the same designated cleanup site.
- Check the tide table in your area and Lunar phases . It is best to schedule cleanups during low tide and on the First and Last Quarter Moon.
The tidal predictions for October 6, 2012 for Manila, Cavite and Batangas are as follows:
Manila Bay/ Cavite:
0:45 h high tide ( 1.1 m )
9:15 h low tide ( 0.1 m )
0:45 h high tide ( 1.2 m )
9:20 h low tide ( 0.1 m )
- For group volunteers, group leader should submit the list of your members by email at firstname.lastname@example.org before ICC Day and a copy at the registration area on ICC Day
- Individual and group volunteers can signup at our website
- Know more about ICC at our website, i.e. how to organize a cleanup, pre and post ICC activities, how to fill-up the datacard, how to make estimations, , etc.
- Please come in proper attire: long pants, closed shoes (preferably rubber shoes and rain boots), hat, cap or bandana and rubber gloves. Rain boots is a must for all Baseco cleanup volunteers
- Volunteers must take health and safety precautions during cleanup activities
- Make sure young volunteers are very well accounted for and safe
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Metro Manila Cleanup Sites (for Sept. 15 and Oct. 6, 2012):
- Sitio Gasangan shoreline in Baseco Manila- Coordinator: Division of Public Services (DPS) - Manila City Hall (Lex de los Reyes), Tel. No. +632.527.96.38 and PCGA (Capt Gerry Reyes / Commo Ramon Sebastia-Moreno PCGA / Lt Willier Ello PCGA, Tel. No. +632.378.11.34
- Las Piñas Parañaque Critical Habitat and Ecotourism Area (LPPCHEA), more popularly known as Freedom Island - Coordinator: Rey Aguinaldo, Project Manager-LPPCHEA, DENR NCR; Tel. No. +632.435.24.10 (Note: Cleanup will be limited to protect the bird sanctuary. Please contact LPPCHEA to signup.)
CAVITE Cleanup Site (October 6, 2012):
Other Cleanup Sites Outside Metro Manila:
- Contact respective local government unit or PENRO/CENRO/ENRO
Thursday, September 6, 2012
International Coastal Cleanup in the Philippines Set for October 6, 2012
Join the movement for Trash Free Seas by pledging to Take on the Trash
Manila, Philippines - Ocean Conservancy / ICC Philippines and the Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary (PCGA) announces the 27th annual International Coastal Cleanup, will be held on October 6, 2012 instead of the September 15, 2012. The national coordinators in the administration of the ICC Philippines are asking volunteers around the world to pledge to Take on the Trash. Those who pledge will help build the collective movement for Trash Free Seas – both by reducing their own trash impact and helping clean up what’s already out there.
“Trash jeopardizes the health of our ocean, our economy and people,” said David Pittenger, director of Ocean Conservancy’s Trash Free Seas program. “Sometimes there are uncontrollable events – like the Japan tsunami – that add to the larger problem of marine debris. That’s why it’s important to tackle what’s preventable.”
“We need more volunteers than ever,” Pittenger said. “Last year, volunteers found enough food packaging to get takeout for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day for the next 858 years.”
The Cleanup is part of a growing movement to tackle ocean trash at every point in the lifecycle. Here are six ways to Take on the Trash:
- Join the International Coastal Cleanup: Check out signuptocleanup.org to find cleanup opportunities.
- Sign the pledge and invite your friends to Take on the Trash: build the movement to reduce the impact of trash on our ocean.
- Clean up in your neighborhood
- Check out Ocean Conservancy’s new mobile app, Rippl: Sign up to be among the first to know when it’s released. Rippl helps you make sustainable lifestyle choices by delivering weekly green living tips and helping to build new habits that lead to a lower trash impact.
- Support Trash Free Seas: Donate to help.
- Get Inspired: Check out Ocean Conservancy’s running list of features, blog posts and more.
For more information on the 2012 International Coastal Cleanup, please contact:
Capt. Gerry Reyes PCGA / Commo Ramon Sebastia-Moreno PCGA or Lt Willier Ello PCGA
Tel No (632) 378-1134 (PCGA Main Headquarters)
You can get your ICC Information Kit at the National Main Office of the Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary (PCGA) beside the CCP Complex, Manila and Sun Cruises Ferry (See Map)
You may also download ICC information materials at: https://sites.google.com/site/coastalcleanuppcga/download-forms-reports-etc
Monday, August 27, 2012
Ocean Conservancy's International Coastal Cleanup, the world's largest volunteer effort for ocean's health will be held on September 15, 2012. Volunteers all around the globe will remove debris from beaches, coasts, creeks, rivers, lakes and shorelines protecting wildlife from harm while taking care of the environment.
ICC Philippines and Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary, our Philippine ICC Coordinators set the nationwide Coastal Cleanup day to October 6, 2012 with approval of Ocean Conservancy. This is to assure health and safety of the volunteers from water and vector transmissible diseases and dangerous debris brought by floods after a heavy monsoon rain or storm. Likewise, for road & bridges repair in storm affected cleanup areas.
Everyone is invited to join the cleanup. Just visit the ICC Philippines website for details on how to participate or coordinate a cleanup and for other information and downloadable materials >>
Thursday, August 23, 2012
We invite you to join the International Coastal Cleanup and become part of a "Trash Free Seas Alliance". This will be a worldwide event on Saturday, September 15, 2012.
However, in order to address health and safety concerns of the volunteers from the aftermath of typhoons and floods in some areas in the Philippines, the cleanup is set on October 6, 2012 as advised by the ICC Philippine Coordinators and Ocean Conservancy.
Register or signup to cleanup >> HERE
Visit our WEBSITE for more information on ICC, how to join and coordinate a cleanup in your area.