Wednesday, 24 November 2010

November 6th Clean-Up!

A big thank you to all of the volunteers who participated in the clean-up of Tajiri beach on November 6th!!!

Since the July clean-up the council have had contractors clean Koike beach with excavating equipment and this of course has improved the condition of the beach dramatically. It is unlikely that this would have happened without the attention that has been drawn to the problem.

However rubbish continues to be dumped on the coastline and washed up on the beaches and this will go on until the larger issue of public waste disposal in the Seto Inland Sea area is addressed. By raising awareness on the issue we can encourage councils to consider changes to the existing system of predominantly household rubbish collection only. So spread the word - tell your friends, family, people on the street... whoever will listen. The system is not working and needs to change.
One way we can make a difference is to buy environmentally friendly products. Choose products that use less packaging or recyclable materials and take your own reusable shopping bags when you go to the supermarket. A new plant bottle has been launched for I LOHAS mineral water which is made of 30% molasses, a by-product of sugar production from sugar cane. The bottles weigh only 2 grams and can be easily twisted or crushed to reduce disposal volume. If you have a choice make one that will have less impact on the environment :)

Every little bit helps!!!
Anthony - Sarah's successor.

Sunday, 19 September 2010

The show must go on (^^)!

IUC Students displayed information about the Beach Cleaning Project during Naruto High School Culture Festival earlier this month.

Sunday, 8 August 2010

Tokushima Newspaper July 18th

最後の清掃、別れ惜しむ ALTオーフレットさん 2010/7/18 14:52

最後の清掃、別れ惜しむ ALTオーフレットさん 鳴門市瀬戸町大島田の海岸で清掃活動を進め、24日に帰国予定の鳴門高校のフランス人外国語指導助手(ALT)、サラ・オーフレットさん(26)が17日、小池海岸で最後の清掃を行った。





July's Clean Up was a success!

A very belated THANK YOU to all volunteers who came to Koike beach on July 17th! Over a hundred people turned up to help and rubbish disappeared into bags at an unprecedented rate! We didn't count the bags but we estimated there was about 300bags or 2tons worth of rubbish.
Here's the beach as we left it.
After cleaning, some of the volunteers had a go at suika-wari (^^)!
A big thank you to Shimada Elementary School's staff!

Monday, 12 July 2010

July 17th- Sarah's last cleaning

We will be cleaning Koike beach this Saturday (July 17th) from 9.30am till 1pm. We will meet at Naruto High School at 9am and 9.30am at Shimada elementary school[check links for maps]. Please wear sensible clothes and don't forget your hat and sunscreen! We will have lunch at Shimada Elementary School afterwards. Please bring your own food and drinks!

It will be Sarah's last beach cleaning as she's going back to Europe at the end of July. She would love to see you one more time!

If it rains heavily, we will gather at Shimada Elementary School. Let's hope the rainy season ends soon!!!

Thursday, 8 July 2010