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World Oceans Day Community Cleanup on Lamma

2 Jun


HAPPY WORLD OCEANS DAY! #saveouroceans

Join Hong Kong Cleanup X Stella McCartney HK in keeping our oceafamily-friendly clean!

This is a family friendly educational day so bring your family and friends for this worthwhile event in one of the rarest and unique parts of Hong Kong.

Schedule for the day:
• Meet at Central Pier #4 10:00 am SHARP!
• Take 10:20am ferry to Sok Kwu Wan (left-hand side of the pier).
• 11:30am: Quick restroom break, then short 10-15 minute walk to Lo So Shing Sitting Area.
• 12:00pm: Arrive at Lo So Shing Sitting area, beach briefing, material distribution, data card download.
• 12:20pm: Cleanup activity begins, we will clean for 1- 1.5 hours
• 1:45pm: Snack, rest, complete Data Cards.
• 2:00 pm: Move trash to designated area
• 2:15pm: Group photo/ Award Ceremony/ Debrief, walk back to Sok Ku Wan Pier
• 2:35pm: Depart back to central

NOTICE TO ALL PARTICIPANTS:
• Please bring at least 2 liters of water in your reusable containers! Don’t forget sunblock, sunglasses, and a hat- it will be HOT. Please wear activewear and trainers for this event!
• Please ensure you bring sufficient snacks and water to last you for 3-4 hours of outdoor activity.
• Please take all safety precautions by wearing appropriate clothing/shoes and bringing any other necessary personal items.
• Intended participants should consider carefully whether they wish to take part in the event as no accident insurance will be provided. Therefore, in case of an accident, the organizer will not bear any legal liability.
• There are frequent ferries back to Central ferry pier from Sok Kwu Wan Pier should you wish to leave later (4:05PM & 5:35PM)

Date: Saturday, 9 June 2018

Time: 10am – 3:30pm

Place: Central Pier No.4 at 10am, Take 10:20am ferry to Sok Kwu Wan

Price: Free, to register, please follow this link to EventBrite

About Hong Kong Cleanup: Having engaged over 350,000 participants and cleaned up over 70 million pieces of trash, the Hong Kong Cleanup Challenge has firmly established itself as a well-loved and vital part of the Hong Kong event landscape. Yet 16 years of data and volunteer feedback have shown a need for even greater community engagement and action. Trash jeopardizes the health of the ocean, coastline, country parks, our economy, and people. It is everywhere – and is here to stay unless we change our habits.

Founded by Canadian environmentalist Lisa Christensen in 2000, the event started out as a simple grass root initiative – a 1-day beach cleanup event. Lisa and her team have scaled participation in the event on average 65% per year, and it is now widely recognized as the largest environmental event in the region, with The Cleanup Challenge running year-long.

The Hong Kong Cleanup Challenge is not only an event, it is a year-long education platform that works with communities, schools, government, and businesses to provide practical solutions to help us all live more sustainability every day of the year. The annual Cleanup Challenge, from January 1st through December 1st, is open to the general public (register here).

Throughout the year, they also organize managed cleanup events for corporations wishing to plan a meaningful, educational team-building day out with their employees. For more information on managed staff engagement events, click here.

For more information regarding Hong Kong Cleanup, please email info@hkcleanup.org

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