Hello DB Green
Here is an interesting day’s work on offer for some enthusiastic volunteers this week. We are after at least 6 men/women to help out on a project on the north plaza beach starting Tuesday 12th March.
The temporary collection of signs, bins & beach cleaning equipment that is left there for beach goers to use will be turned into a fully functional, organized recycled wood shed with bilingual safety & education signs as well.
Currently it looks like this and gets very untidy easily.
The new shed will look like this with some storage shelves and more …
The shed can be used by anyone using the beach who wants to do their bit in keeping the beach clean. Having had the temporary storage of equipment (bags, gloves & utensils) there over the past 6 months has enabled people to clean up the beach. Over this time, hundreds of plastic bottles have been recycled and over 50 bags of trash have been collected and removed by individual people. This system works and we are all the better for it.
The shed is a prototype for a bigger project that is being developed HK wide. The Adopt-A-Beach campaign launched by the government last year, is headed by WWF with support of many NGOs and is currently being designed. The idea is that many more of these sheds will be on the beaches being cleaned under the program. Companies, schools, community groups or individuals will be able to Adopt-A-Beach and help with the ongoing cleaning of ungazetted (non government cleaned) beaches around HK.
This shed is being jointly funded by DB Green & the non-profit Plastic Free Seas but we are seeking further donations to cover the costs of materials and transport. We will be crediting the shed supporters on one of the signs on the side of the shed. Please help if you (or your company) can.
If you would like to be involved with help constructing the shed or funding it or have any further questions please contact Tracey on email@example.com
Thank you for your support. Please help spread the word so we can get as many hands on the beach Tuesday to get the shed constructed. Depending on the amount of people we have it may take ost of this week to construct.
DB Green &
Plastic Free Seas
PS. We are also looking for a chain saw to help remove a fallen tree. Anyone have one of these??