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Saturday, September 10, 2011

INTERNATIONAL COASTAL CLEANUP 2011 REMINDERS




FOR CLEANUP COORDINATOR OF EACH ORGANIZATION/ AGENCY/ CLUB/ SCHOOL:

1. Orient your contingent/s about the International Coastal Cleanup, the importance of data collection, how to fill-up data cards and how to make estimations (see downloadable slideshow presentations, Guide to Marine Debris, and Handbook for Coordinators at our website).

2. Remind volunteers on safety and dangers (i.e. sharp and pointed objects)

3. A Coordinator has to pre-register his/her respective group at https://sites.google.com/site/iccphilippines/sign-up-to-cleanup or you can send it by email. Submit also a copy at the registration area on ICC day.

4. Organize your contingents by dividing them into groups with 4-5 members for ease in collecting and recording.

5. Remind them on the proper attire (i.e. tee-shirts & pants, PE uniforms, or any uniformly colored tee-shirts to identify your contingents; rubber shoes or any closed shoes)

6. Remind them to bring rubber/plastic gloves, sacks, hat, alcohol, sandwiches and drinking water.

7. Be prepared for emergencies.

8. Assign a volunteer to take photos to document your activities which will become part of the national ICC report.

9. Prepare certificates for your constituents with templates downloadable at our website.

10. Identify your cleanup site by contacting ICC-Philippines or through the website. Plan how to get there.


On ICC Day

1. Organize your group and proceed to the cleanup site by 6am – 7 am. As you enter the site, proceed to the Registration Area. Submit your pre-registration form which we suggested before the cleanup to avoid delay.

2. After the kick-off ceremony, organize the groups and brief them on safety and cleanup procedure. Remind them to record only those in the data card and to make accurate estimations on the number of debris before putting them into the sack.

3. Proceed to the cleanup area.

4. For ease and to save time, 1 member of the group will record collected debris while others will collect and put them inside sacks.

5. If possible, debris items that are recyclable such as, glass bottles, plastic bags and water bottles will be segregated to be brought to recycling companies (visit: http://www.mixph.com/2008/05/list-of-recyclable-materials-and-recycling-centers.html) by the local government.

6. Ask them to bring filled sacks to the hauling area and to wash hands with water and alcohol.

7. Ask them to go over the data cards, check for missing information before submitting them to you.

8. For an ICC Coordinator with a smaller group (<100), you will submit the accomplished data cards to the receiving area immediately after the cleanup. For an ICC Coordinator with a larger group (>100), you have to summarize first all the datacards of your constituents in a summary card downloadable at our website and submit it by email at iccphilippines@gmail.com or you may enter it directly at our website. Deadline is a week after the cleanup or can be extended upon request.

After ICC Day:

1. Distribute the ICC certificate to each participating individuals in your group. The template can be downloaded at ourwebsite.

2. ICC-Philippines will be giving certificates to cleanup Coordinators, Sponsors and selected individuals who have given significant support to the cause. Please submit their full name and name of organization; and your forwarding address by email. Certificates will be mailed to you or you can visit PCSSD, Room 319, Department of Tourism Building to pick them up.

3. An ICC Coordinator or Leader of the volunteer group/organization/agency/school who has not yet submitted a summary of all the datacards of his/her constituents will have a week (can be extended) to submit it by email or through our website.

4. It will be highly appreciated if you can also submit pictures, videos, list of sponsors and stories about your activities to be posted at our website, blog (coastalcleanupphilippines.blogspot.com) and facebook (iccphilippines.facebook.com).

FOR INDIVIDUAL CLEANUP VOLUNTEER:

1. Contact ICC-Philippines or visit our website for information or updates on ICC.

2. Learn more about ICC and its mechanics by downloading the ICC slideshow presentations, the General Information, Guide to Marine Debris and Handbook for Coordinators.

3. Download the ICC Data Card (Front & Back) and study it. You have to fill up all the information accurately and clearly during the cleanup. The needed information would include about the cleanup site, contact info of each volunteer, entangled animal, peculiar (strange) debris item, types of debris produced according to various human activities and how to count and total the type of debris collected.

4. Learn also how to make estimations like: 1 sack of debris ≥ 15 pounds or 7 kilos (15 x .45) and 1000 meters=1 kilometer (See pages 13-14 of Guide to Marine Debris downloadable at our website).

5. Identify your cleanup site (posted at our website) and know how to get there.

6. Invite your friends, classmates, family and neighbors to join you in the cleanup.

On ICC Day

Things to Bring:

Rubber/plastic glove, sack, bandana/hat/cap, alcohol or hand sanitizer, Ballpen, food and water

What to Wear:

Pants and Tee-shirt (preferably with your group/organization logo and color) or PE uniform
Rubber shoes or any closed shoes

What to do:

1. Go to your cleanup site by 6-7am for registration.

2. Go to the designated registration tent and register. Write clearly and be sure to fill in all the required information.

3. Get a copy of the data card and cleanup materials for cleaning like glove and sack, if available. (We are encouraging you to bring your own cleanup materials since supply from the site is very limited).

4. Attend the kick-off ceremony. Mayor Lim and Gerry Reyes, the National Coordinator will be there at Baywalk cleanup site.

5. After the kick-off ceremony, proceed to the cleanup area.

6. SAFETY FIRST is the number 1 reminder for volunteers. Wear gloves, hat and covered shoes. Watch out for sharp and pointed objects.

7. If you’re alone, try to join a group before the cleanup start.

8. Apply what you have learned on debris/trash collection and data recording through your cleanup organizer/coordinator or from our website. Remember what debris to record and how to use tick-marks and estimations. Do not record natural items such as, coconut husk, driftwood, seaweed, & waterlilies.

9. For ease and to save time, 1 member of the group will record collected debris while others will collect and put them inside sacks.

10. If possible, debris items that are recyclable such as, glass bottles, plastic bags and water bottles will be segregated to be brought to recycling companies (visit: http://www.mixph.com/2008/05/list-of-recyclable-materials-and-recycling-centers.html) by the local government.

11. Bring filled sacks to the hauling area and wash hands with water and alcohol.

12. Please go over the data card, check for missing information before submitting to your Group Leader or Cleanup Coordinator or to the data card receiving area.

After ICC Day:

1. Submit by email to ICC – Philippines pictures, videos and stories of your cleanup activity. They will be posted at our websites and will be included in the national ICC Report that will be submitted to Ocean Conservancy in Washington, D.C.

2. If you were not able to submit your data card during ICC day, you still have a week after the cleanup (can be extended upon request) to submit by email.

3. Inquire from the leader or coordinator of your group/ organization/ agency for individual certificates.

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