Wednesday, March 24, 2010

21st March clean up

We couldn't have asked for a nicer day to take part in the 'Oceans Initiative' project by the Surfrider Foundation. We were one of 809 clean ups that took place all over Europe during a 4 day period, making sure Malta gave its contribution to a great cause.

A pleasant surprise awaited us at the beach - the usual mountain of plastic we witness over the winter months was nowhere to be seen! This meant we could focus our attention on the little bits this time round, thoroughly digging into the rocks and pebbles to get at those nasty bottle caps and other marine life-threatening bits and pieces.

Photo by Chris Cachia Zammit

We also took the opportunity to collect signatures for the Surfrider's 'Rise Above Plastics' campaign, bringing attention to the volumes of plastic waste dumped in our seas and oceans. Our young eco-hero Miguel charmed his way across the beach enthusiastically sharing our initiative with the all sunbathers who were quick to add their names to the list.

A nice relaxing evening followed where most of the gang chilled by the water soaking up the last of the warm spring sun. A huge thank you goes out to all who participated - we hope to see you guys again at the next clean up!

Photo by Chris Cachia Zammit

Check out how the other clean ups around Europe went here:

Monday, March 1, 2010

World wide clean up!

Exciting stuff! 'That's Rubbish' has officially confirmed its participation in a world wide 4 day clean up event through the Surfrider Foundation! To date 771 individual clean ups are set to take place around the world between the 18th and 21st of March, most of which have been organised in Europe. France lead the Green-Cavalry with an astounding percentage of the voluntary events, followed by Spain, Portugal, Italy and Ireland.

We are proud to ensure Malta has its own little flag on the Surfrider map and will be heading down to Ghajn Tuffieha to do our bit on the first day of Spring - Sunday, 21st March!

Check out the official link below:

Where: Ghajn Tuffieha (meet down on the beach)
When: 14:00 - 17:00
After: If the weather permits we can have a sunset Yoga session for anyone who'd like to unwind and then head off to play some pool!

If anyone is willing and able to publicise this event for us by posting this info at their school, office or local shops that would be a great help... camera people of all sorts are welcome to come give us a shoot too!

*Rubbish bags and gloves will be provided*

Hope to see you there! :)