Chennai Coastal Cleanup, May 16

Thursday, May 13, 2010
It has been 6 months since we cleaned up two tons of garbage with 250 volunteers in Mission Save Tada

CTC's second environmental mega mission is happening closer to home... We need as many volunteers as possible to realize the largest cleanup operation in Chennai's history Sign up here

As of May 11th already 950 volunteers have signed up, including companies/group from ROB (Reclaim our beaches), Nokia, Logica, Vodafone, the US Consolate, CSC, the scouts, HSBC, CTS, Sathyam and more

Mission - Spread environmental awareness to preserve nature in and around our crowded city.
How - Clean up 15 km Chennai beach stretch from Marina till Injambakkam
When - Sunday May 16, 5am-10am

Plan of Action - POA

5am, May 16th 2010 - 500+ volunteers assemble in 11 pick up points across the city. Participants from other cities are most welcome to support this epic endeavor.

5-6am - Volunteers will be grouped in 15 Garbage Busting (GB) teams and teams will move to 15 designated beach zones between Marina till Injambakkam.

6 am - Upon Arrival at beaches, Distribute garbage bags, gloves and strategise about how the teams will work together to overcome this Eco-challenge.

6-9am - Each of the teams will only have to clean a 1 km zone. This challenge will be accomplished successfully even before the sun rises high above our heads.

9am - After all that work, teams will gobble down yummy breakfast after which take there will be group photos with mountains of garbage bags so that the press can publish our beliefs and efforts In pictures. Those interested are welcome to walk, wade, jump or dive into the cool blue sea along our clean again tropical beaches.

10-11am - This will be followed by safe disposal of garbage following which we will return back to various the drop off points in the city.

Map - pick up points & beach zones

Awareness through Media:
CTC photographers will extensively cover the entire clean-up operation.

CTC hopes to ensure that with wide media coverage before, during and after the clean-up event, The public in general will be a little more thoughtful and aware before littering along the beautiful beaches on the long coastline of Chennai.

Mission CCC appeared in the Times of India on Sunday (Times of Adyar, page 5) and Monday (Chennai Times, page 1). Click on this link - select "Chennai Times", go to "May 10" and select "Chennai Times" once again to read the article

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