13th International Coastal Cleanup Singapore
Coordinated by the Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research,
National University of Singapore & the Nature Society (Singapore)
Saturday, 18th Sep 2004,
at beaches and mangroves around Singapor
join us as participants or to lead your school in the cleanup,
Help protect our marine life!
The International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) is an annual international event coordinated by The Ocean Conservancy. In almost 100 countries around the globe, volunteers remove and collect data on marine trash that not only creates an eyesore on shorelines, waterways and beaches but hurts marine life and the environment. The data is used to educate and to encourage positive change in ourselves, other individuals, organisations and governments.
The International Coastal Cleanup Singapore (ICCS) now in its 13th year, annually involves some 2,000 volunteers who collect, categorise and dispose of several tonnes of marine debris from beaches and mangroves around Singapore. Between 2001-3, some 10 tonnes of trash have been removed from just Kranji mangroves alone! And plastic is the main component.
On World Environment Day on 5th June this year, United Nations Environment Programme's Executive Director Klaus Toepfer said "Plastic waste kills up to 1 million sea birds, 100,000 sea mammals and countless fish each year. Plastic remains in the ecosystem to kill again and again."
Every year, this exercise is coordinated by a small team of energetic individuals, and we are looking to recruit others who will enjoy coordinating the cleanup, working with students and contributing to the protection of marine life in Singapore.
You see, our theme this year is "The Next Generation!"
are also recruiting the following:
2. Assistant Data Manager/Web Resources
3. Assistant Manpower Officer
4. Assistant Admin Officer
5. Site Buddies
6. Mangrove officers
If you are keen to join the team (ICCS Otters), please email the ICCS Administrative Officer Angeline Tay (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your:
She will contact you with details.
Thank you, and