Chennai Coastal Cleanup/3, Feb 5

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Nature has given us CTC-ians so much.... On Feb 5 it's time for us to give something in return...

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Chennai Coastal Cleanup 3 - Feb 5

Who other then we CTCians have been exposed to and learn to appreciate nature's virgin beauty?
Who else can see the stark contrast between the untouched purity of the locations we explore each weekend and our highly polluted cities and tourist places?
Who other then CTC has the unstoppable passion to stand up and drive a change in the mindset of this world?
Who else then our group can bring hundreds of selfless volunteers into action and send a strong signal of environmental awareness and preservation through our society?

Remember that we are not inheriting our planet from our grandparents, we are borrowing it from our grandchildren... SUMMARY ========= Mission - Spread environmental awareness to preserve nature in our society and polluted metro How - Clean up 15 km Chennai beach stretch from Marina till Injambakkam with hundreds of volunteers When - Sunday, Feb 5, 2012, 5am-10am History of CTC past's environmental awareness drives -
ACTION PLAN =========== 5am - 500 to 1000 volunteers assemble in 11 pick up points across the city. Participants from other cities are most welcome to support this epic endeavor. (see below) 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 lead by CTC organizers/seniors. 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.
AWARENESS/MEDIA ================= CTC photographers will extensively cover the entire clean-up operation. As during previous cleanup drives we will try to get extensive media coverage to send a strong message to the general public on environmental awareness and preservation.
COMPANIES, EXTERNAL GROUPS ============================ We welcome schools, companies, external groups to join our mega-cleanup campaign. No need to register individually - just shoot an email to with the group name and headcount you wish to participate

SPONSORS ========== We need sponsors for garbage bags and latex gloves. Any company or group or individual willing to sponsor (part of) the required expense please contact me directly. Companies interested to sponsor the volunteers with other memorables (cap, tee, ...) are also welcome.
GARBAGE BUSTER LEADS ===================== Calling out to our organizers and regulars to not organize any treks during this weekend and instead help with the leading and coordination of this mega operation. We need at least 30 leads to manage this large effort



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