Chennai Coastal Cleanup - 7 June, 2015

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7 JUN

Chennai Coastal Cleanup6 - 2015

From Marina to Kovalam

Welcome to the 6th year edition of the Chennai Coastal Cleanup organized by The Chennai Trekking Club

Our ambitious target for June 7th is to collect 50+ tons of garbage from 20+km of Chennai beaches with 5000+ volunteers both individual volunteers, corporates, schools and NGOs all joining hands together to create a strong message of environmental awareness within the community. Coordination of this massive cleanup operation will be done by a 100+ member volunteer team of the Chennai Trekking Club which will coordinate with both groups and individual volunteers at 15+ target beach zones.

Groups (Corporates, schools, NGOs) will report to their designated beach zones on Sunday morning through their own transport and join the cleanup effort along with individual volunteers. The cleanup will happen between 6 to 8am. Corporates have to procure garbage bags, gloves and refreshments for their employees beforehand. Contact details of bags/gloves vendors will be shared. Estimated cost per head is around 50Rs. Schools, NGOs and individuals can participate free of cost.

The entire event will be covered by the traditional and social media. A significant team of photographers of the Chennai Trekking Club will provide complete coverage in order to carry our message of environmental awareness to a wide audience. Last year 6000 people participated in the 5th year edition of our Coastal Cleanup including 2000 individual volunteers and 100+ corporates, schools and NGOs cleaning up 50 tons of garbage from our 20km long coastline.