16 Sep 2017 – today, the third Saturday of September, is the official day of the International Coastal Cleanup and volunteers around the world are heading out to their shores, as the sun rises, to battle marine trash. In this three decades old citizen science exercise, volunteers collect, categorise and count trash before disposal in the effort to protect marine life.
This year, some 3,500 volunteers have registered through 80 organisations for the International Coastal Cleanup Singapore. It is conducted mostly on the 8th and 23rd of September (less than 1.0m at 8am) in order to ensure the most effective cleanups during the maximal exposure of the low spring tides.
Now we look forward to a fruitful exercise on the 23rd of September 2017. If you would like to be part of the action, join ICCS Dy Coordinator Airani S at Changi Beach for Young Parents–ICCS beach cleanup – all are welcome, young and old, just click the image below!
We are looking for volunteers to assist us in the NUS‒NParks Marine Debris Project, which involves establishing a national baseline data of marine debris for Singapore. The role mainly involves testing data collection methods for marine debris from spot locations on several beaches on mainland Singapore.
You can join us if you are:
Able to commit on weekday mornings and available on the 4th week of July and the first and second weeks of August 2017.
Passionate for the environment and issue of marine trash.
Meticulous, and highly organized.
Comfortable with working outdoors.
To sign up for the volunteer opportunity, please fill up this form and we will contact you shortly.
For any enquiries, please contact Joleen Chan (email@example.com)
The International Coastal Cleanup Singapore team met on the evening of 5th April 2017 at NUS DBS Life Sciences Lab 7 to discuss this year’s appointments and to confirm the 2017 calendar.
To catch the low tide, the main ICC cleanup dates are on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of September this year: Sat 09 Sep 2017 & Sat 23 Sep 2017. We will be confirming participation by last year’s Organisers this week and opening public registration by the end of the month.
The 2017 team thus far (pending confirmation of new recruits) are:
Coordinator – N. Sivasothi
Dy Coordinator (Data) – Airani S
Dy Coordinator (Manpower) – Joleen Chan
Zone Captain, North-West – Adriane Lee
Zone Captain, North-East – Chua Siew Chin & Joys Tan
Celebrate Earth Day (Sat 22 Apr 2017: 9.00am) with a coastal cleanup at Coney Island with Adrian, Jen & Beth! Meet them at the West Entrance, they will provide trash bag and gloves! Sign up at their registration page.
Adrian, Jen & Beth and friends have tackled marine trash on the shores of Singapore by contributing to year-round coastal cleanups both as participants and organisers for several years now.
Having tackled marine trash at Sungei Seletar, Tanah Merah and Chek Jawa in previous years, they are heading to Coney Island this Earth Day as the marine trash situation there requires attention.
Thanks to NParks for providing trash bags and gloves, and coordinating trash removal after the cleanup!
Adrian & Beth featured in The Straits Times for the World Wetlands Day coastal cleanup last February
Join NUS Toddycats for the third year-round coastal cleanup at Lim Chu Kang. We are determined to clear this area of marine debris and plan to get muddy as we venture deeper into the mangrove this time. Working alongside us on the beach will be volunteers from NUS SAVE.
Transport is provided for 40 people (be sure to choose the right ticket), read all the details (itinerary, safety, site details) at the Eventbrite registration page.
Yale-NUS students invite us to come watch “Sorting It Out,” an undergraduate documentary about recycling which they made to attempt to answer some burning questions:
What is recycling like in Yale-NUS and are they recycling enough?
How about recycling in Singapore?
Is recycling even as important as we imagine it to be?
How important is sustainable waste management to the economy?
Watch the documentary for free on Thu 30 Mar 2017: 7.00pm @ Performance Hall, Yale-NUS. the documentary will be followed by a panel discussion with academics and environmentalists about sustainable waste management in Singapore and beyond. To fond out more and get your tickets, list the Eventbrite webpage here.