Friday, September 9, 2011

Il-Majjistral Nature and History Park

Next clean up with Il-Majjistral Nature and History Park...

Where: Għajn Tuffieħa ex military barracks

When: Saturday, 24th September between 16:00 - 19:30

Getting there (click here for map):
By bus: Route 21, 23. Stop at Golden Bay bus stop (near the hotel). From here it is 400m away on foot.
By car: Park in the grounds behind the Ħal Ferħ Complex and walk up to the barracks (200m).

Facebook event: Click here!

As always, bags and gloves will be provided. However, we do recommend you bring your own gardening/heavy duty gloves if you can.

We hope to see you there! :)

Monday, July 18, 2011

International Surf Day 2

What a weekend! International SurfDay was a great success.. many thanks to all who participated and a special shout out to Ashley Kind (DJ DIGITS/UK), Camille Corbillé (Jah Baazz) & Ghyslain ARMAND our live music duo.

Further thanks go to Corona Extra Malta Save The Beach, Riviera Martinique & Monster Drinks for supporting and sponsoring this event!

Two down.. many more to go! ;)

Green Hands Clean Up

Great Gathering @ the Green Hands Cleanup today in Gozo! Thanks to Iva Jedlikova, Tonja Moeller & Utina (Dive College) for collecting the Divers who swept the sea sparkly and to all the Green Hands who Dare to Care (special thanks to all of you who made the effort to make it from Malta as well)!

8 Rubbish Bags & 9 Recycle Bags filled, one pair of wings found ;/, one octopus saved... stay tuned for the next one!!

Greener Cleaner Lands Thanks to all Them Hands ;)

For all the event photos please click here!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

That's Rubbish & Corona Malta Extra Save the Beach!

Next clean up...

Where: Gnejna Bay

When: Sun, 8th April @ 11:00

Facebook event: Click here!

*For those of you who need transport we will be meeting @ Exiles parking lot in Sliema, just below the playground @ 10.30am SHARP (this is the time the transport will be leaving so please be prompt if you require a lift!). The transport will then return you to Exiles once the cleanup is over.

As always, bags and gloves will be provided.

We hope to see you there! :)

Ocean & Earth cleanup / Oceans Initiatives 2011

The long awaited Ocean & Earth cleanup/Oceans Initiatives 2011 got off to a great start with lots of old and new faces eagerly snatching up rubbish bags and asking where to begin.

To our delight the main beach area was relatively clean, however the surrounding hills were scattered with bottles, wrappers and tissues.

Everyone quickly split up into teams and were assigned areas to see too and within an hour a huge mound of rubbish bags started piling up at our meeting point.

Sadly we came across a cruel reminder of the damage plastic and rubbish is having on our wildlife. This Cory Shearwater was found washed up on shore, tangled in rope and plastic.

We decided to venture over the clay cliffs and down to the tiny cove that lay beneath. We were met by hundreds upon hundreds of bottles washed up by the sea. We jumped to it and after a lot of hard work, had plenty of bags to tediously scramble up the cliff side with. With every two steps we seemed to slide down one but we made it eventually!

A big thanks to Oceans Initiatives for providing us with their support and huge eco friendly rubbish bags to make our beaches shine again!

Great work guys, until next time!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Valentine clean up

We had a great turn out this fine Sunday afternoon - a perfect welcome back gift for Michelle after her Morocco adventure.

The team, which consisted of a number of youngsters this time round, split into two; half focused on the Ghajn Tuffieha sands while the others skidded their way down the clay cliffs at the far end of the beach, to a beautiful little cove in desperate need of a clean.

It was by far the most physically demanding clean up to date, but also the most enjoyable. With some good old That's Rubbish team work we hauled over 20 rubbish bags full up the cliffs and over to the car park, along with another dozen or so bags from the rest of the group.

Big thanks to everyone involved - it was great to see so many new faces and a pleasure to work with you all. See you at the next one!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Spear the Beach with Love

Next clean up...

Where: Ghajn Tuffieha / Riviera (down on the beach)

When: Sun, 13th Feb @ 12:00

Facebook event: Click here.

*bags and gloves will be provided*

We hope to see you there! :)

New Year Trash Clear

Yet another pleasant surprise awaited us at the beach this fine Saturday afternoon, with very little in the way of washed up rubbish on the sand. We did find a fair amount of trash along the pathways on the slopes, but not at all bad for 5 weeks of absence in comparison to last year.

It was great seeing regular and new volunteers...

And old friends and youngsters...

A big thanks to everyone for making our first clean up of the year another success!

28th November Clean up

It was a perfect, sunny afternoon and our 9 person, cultural cocktail of a team (not one of us was born in Malta!) made quick work of the rubbish on the beach.

Despite there being over 10 bags full by the end of the clean up, this was when we first noticed that the volume of rubbish on the beach was much lower than it was at the same time last year. Whether this means there's less trash in the sea or the the currents have dragged everything elsewhere, we don't know, but let's hope it's the former!

Great work guys (and girl!).. hope to see you at another one soon :)

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Be Green Halloween!

Our turn out was small but luckily the beach was very clean! Mighty impressed ;) We only filled up six rubbish bags! D-Lighted! The sun was shining and a few of the volunteers even enjoyed a swim.

We would also like to send out a big thanks to Andrew McGrath for choosing That's Rubbish! as his first initiative for his upcoming site which will document all of the hands on ventures happening globally to help our environment. We'll be sure to upload the link once it's up and running!

Get your gloves on!

Summer's End Sweeper Upper

Welcome back fellow Eco Warriors! This was the first That's Rubbish! cleanup after the summer break, and the sands sure needed our hands! There were places behind the bushes where loads of beer cans etc. were dumped... it was an ugly sight but before long our volunteers had it all cleared up! The majority of this rubbish was luckily 90% recyclable.

This time around we filled up more recycle bags than garbage bags. The turnout of volunteers was also impressive considering it was our first time reuniting after the summer break, and lots of new faces were there too!

Thanks to all of you for coming down and doing something with your Sunday that counts!