Friday, June 25, 2010

International Surf Day & clean up

Photo by Holly Mitchell

To celebrate Malta's first International Surf Day this Sunday, 20th June, we hit Ghajn Tuffieha with bags, gloves, surf boards galore and a sweet sound system thanks to our very own DJ Digits.

Photos by Joe Muscat

With help from people of all ages and walks of life, we set to work on the sand and surrounding cliffs. After some hard work in the sun we kicked back and relaxed to Ash's tunes - some with cold drinks, some swimming and some getting their first taste of surfing thanks to the pros from Surf Malta.

Photo by Joe Muscat

Photo by Holly Mitchell

Big thanks to everyone for making it a memorable day!

Photo by Holly Mitchell

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Earth Garden 2010

This year's Earth Garden was a great opportunity to expose our cause to the public and thanks to our volunteers we did just that. Our brand new shirts sold like hot cakes and it was a wonderful feeling spotting strangers walking around with our logo on their chests.

Big thanks to Intervisions for our great new banner which they kindly donated, our main sponsors NEXT for doing our shirts, Jody from Defined Branding for the fantastic artwork, for the support and exposure and everyone who helped make the event happen, donated or pledged to come to our next clean up. See you at Ghajn Tuffieha on the 20th of June! :)

Friday, June 4, 2010

International Surf Day clean up!

International Surfing Day, held annually on or near the date of the summer solstice (usually June 20th) is an unofficial, environmentally conscious sports centered holiday that celebrates the sport of surfing, the surfing lifestyle and the sustainability of ocean resources.

This year Surf Malta (MSA) & That's Rubbish Malta are organising this event for the first time in Malta where we will be promoting our Plastic Kills campaign.

The day will start off with a beach clean up with voluteers and the general public, followed by surf lessons and games on the beach, a live band, DJ and activities all round.

Where: Ghajn Tuffieha

When: 10:00 - 20:00

Facebook event: Click here.

Looking forward to a great day at the beach!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

23rd May clean up

A hard working quintet were the force behind our first clean up away from the beach, and boy did Buskett need a helping hand! Being the largest woodland area on the island and a hot spot for picnickers, it quickly became clear that we had undertaken a mammoth task.. one which would need many more volunteers and many more visits to cover.

We mainly focused on the deepest parts of the wood which had been left neglected for a very, very long time, evident from glass bottles that aren't even in production any more and non-biodegradable plastic bags that had actually started falling to pieces.

15 bags and several hours later we hauled the rubbish back to the starting line happy with what we had achieved. Due to the sheer size and man power needed to help restore this beautiful place back to its natural state, we'll be heading back again soon with our friends from GreenHouse Malta for another clean up, so stay tuned for the date!

Many thanks to new comers Mike & Pennie! Catch you at the next one.