The orientation was held before the clean-up activity and topics on biodiversity, the negative impacts of garbage on the marine ecosystem and the importance of clean-up drives were discussed.
|AWS RAKs Club Members -|
From left: Jesslee Cuizon (President), Selah Go, Jufni Rizada (Secretary),
Mark Montero, Tiffany Elaine Uy (Vice President), Gino Tristan Reyes,
Ceff Benzel Lozada (Treasurer), Kevin Bernard San Gaspar, Danfiel Ybañez
Funny how the title "Zero Waste in Seas" could be. It was surreal and too ambitious as what the host of the event said. One speaker said that it would probably take a lifetime to free up the seas from wastes. But the host then commented that a lifetime may not even be enough to achieve such thing unless we, the people, will change our activities and our way of living.
The information drive took longer than the actual clean-up activity. Even so, I didn't have much objection as it was more powerful than just cleaning up the seas. Because no matter how many times we clean the shores, trashes will still appear for as long as there are human activities going on. The sad part here is that many of our poor fellows especially those in remote areas don't have access to this information. Nonetheless, we, the AWS RAKs members, are just thankful for the opportunity to become part of the event and for the information they shared to us.
Here are some pictures taken during the event:
|Danf and Mark were obviously having fun with |
a grin on their faces..
|These children were busy playing while we|
were busy picking trashes. Can we join, kids? ^^,
Almost stumbled upon this sea creature.
Oh my jelly!
|Participants of the clean-up activity busy |
picking up trashes
BigFoot Studios Building
|Prizes were given away after the clean-up activity.|
It was already dark then.
Luckily, I, Sir Jesslee and Kuya Gino won! Weeeh!
|If I'm not mistaken, this is my first raffle win! |
Oh, how I like the green shirt. :)