Reminders for the 2013 ICC Day on Sept. 21

BEFORE THE CLEANUP

FOR INDIVIDUAL VOLUNTEERS:
  1. Signify your participation by signing up at: https://sites.google.com/site/iccphilippines/sign-up-to-cleanup   or contacting ICC Philippines or a local ICC Coordinator by email or phone. 
  2. Know the basic information about ICC and its mechanics through the website. Become familiar with the new data card, the different debris listed and proper recording  Learn how to make estimations (i.e., 1 sack of debris ≥ 15 pounds or 7 kilos (15 x .45) and 1000 meters=1 kilometer). 
  3. Identify your cleanup site and know how to get there. Invite your friends, classmates, family and neighbors to join you in the cleanup.  
  4. Prepare the following for ICC Day:
  • Rubber/plastic/kitchen glove, sack or net bag, data card, ballpen, bandana/hat/cap, alcohol or hand sanitizer, food and water
  • Long pants or jogging pants, P.E. t-shirt or any T-shirt, preferably with your school/organization logo and color); rubber shoes or any closed shoes

FOR GROUP COORDINATORS:
  1. A Group Coordinator has to pre-register his/her respective group at https://sites.google.com/site/iccphilippines/sign-up-to-cleanup  Submit the final list of volunteers by email at iccphilippines@gmail.com. Submit also a copy at the Registration area on ICC day. 
  2. Identify your cleanup site and plan how to get there.  
  3. Conduct an orientation to volunteers about the International Coastal Cleanup and its mechanics, the importance of data collection, how to fill-up the new data card and how to make estimations (i.e., 1 sack of debris ≥ 15 pounds or 7 kilos (15 x .45) and 1000 meters=1 kilometer). 
  4. Remind them to bring rubber/plastic gloves, sacks, hat and hand disinfectant; sandwiches and drinking water. Advise on the proper attire (i.e. long pants/jogging pants, PE uniforms, or any uniformly colored t-shirts to identify your contingents; rubber shoes or any closed shoes). Brief volunteers on safety and dangers (i.e. sharp and pointed objects). 
  5. Be prepared for health emergencies. 
  6. Assign a volunteer to take photos to document your activities. Prepare certificates for your constituents. A template can be downloaded at the ICC Philippines website.
ON ICC DAY

FOR INDIVIDUAL VOLUNTEERS: 
  1. Be at the cleanup site by 6-7 AM for registration  
  2. Don’t forget to bring a copy of the data card, sacks and pair of gloves or can ask at the registration area if available. Attend the kick-off ceremony
  3. Before proceeding to the cleanup area, SAFETY FIRST is the number 1 reminder for volunteers. Watch out for sharp and pointed objects
  4. Apply what you have learned on debris/trash collection and data recording. Remember what debris to record, use of tick-marks and proper estimations. Do not record natural items such as, coconut husk, driftwood, seaweed, & waterlily. Report to your coordinator any dead or entangled wildlife. If possible, recyclable items, such as, glass bottles, plastic bags and water bottles will be segregated
  5. Go over the data card, check for missing information (such as, site name, name of school and coordinator, weight of trash, number of bags) before submitting to your group Coordinator or to the Receiving Area because every detail of data is of paramount important
  6. Take pictures and submit copies in high resolution to iccphilippines@gmail.com for the Philippine Report
IMPORTANT TIPS ON TRASH COLLECTING :
Tip 1 -

Group yourselves into 4-5 members with 1 to record and the rest to collect.  Collect first all the debris and do the segregation and recording later. Most of the volunteers adopt this method because they can choose a segregation and recording area where it is shady, safe or far from the water or waves. However, this is applicable if you have a bigger beach or area for segregating and recording. Once the weight of each sack or bag of trash is known using a scale or  through proper estimations  (1 sack=7 kilos), it will be recorded and brought to the hauling area. 

Tip 2-

Make a team of 4-5 volunteers with 1 responsible for recording and the others for collecting and bagging the trash.  As you go along picking up the trash, the volunteer in charge of the data card will record the debris item before you put inside the sack. Only recyclable items, such as, bottles are segregated in a separate sack, to be sold to recycling centers. Once the weight of each sack or bag of trash is known using a scale or  through proper estimations  (1 sack=7 kilos), it will be recorded and brought to the hauling area. 

FOR GROUP COORDINATORS:

  1. Organize your group and proceed to the cleanup site by 6-7 am for registration. Submit your pre-registration form at the Registration table. For those who forgot to bring their own datacard and cleanup materials, ask at the Registration area if available
  2. Maintain order during registration and kick-off ceremony. After the ceremony, organize group team (4-5/team) and brief them on safety, trash/debris collection and data recording (1 member to record while others to collect and sack trash/debris)
  3. Proceed to your designated area and oversee the cleanup. If possible, recyclable debris items such as, glass bottles and water bottles will be segregated
  4. Be prepared for health emergencies
  5. Go over their data cards, check for missing information (such as, site name, name of school and coordinator, weight of trash, number of bags) because every detail of data is of paramount important. Submit data cards immediately to the Receiving Area 
  6. Take pictures and submit copies in high resolution to iccphilippines@gmail.com for the Philippine Report
CLEANUP MATERIALS:
Website: https://sites.google.com/site/iccphilippines/home
E-Mail: iccphilippines@gmail.com
Phone: +632.418.0760; +63917.372.8702/ +63916.411.6446

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