Chennai Coastal Cleanup/5, India Clean Sweep - June 8th - 6th week update

Thursday, June 5, 2014
As we are entering the 6th week of our Environmental Awareness campaign the numbers are sky-rocketing - 9500 volunteers have joined forces behind one of the largest cleanups in 10 cities across South India. A lot has happened this past week - please read on below. We request you to bring along family, friends, colleagues to the beach (lakes, rivers) on Sunday morning to join in our mega cleanup. The atmosphere among the thousands of volunteers working together for a common cause on 15km of beaches will be electric! Any company, NGO, college, school not yet in the list further below just have a word with them to hop on board:

Like our FB Page to get daily updates on progress, news updates as well as receive photo links post-cleanup:

Key objective behind our cleanup effort is to create a major awareness and sensitize the public against the use of plastics, the impact on our environment and to reduce our garbage footprint.

Just like last year CASA GRANDE has come forward to be the Title Sponsor for the 2014 edition of the Chennai Coastal Cleanup. A big thanks to our title and associate sponsors for covering the expense of this mega event in order to keep it free for all (non-Corporate) volunteers and sponsoring an ad campaign in The Hindu Metro Plus for creating awareness among the general public

And our Associate Sponsors: Indian Oil, Besten, Federal Bank

The first ad appeared in today's Metro Plus:

The Chennai Coastal Cleanup and Operation India Clean Sweep has received the support from 140 Corporates, NGOs, colleges and schools till now and the numbers keeps rising every day... It's awesome to see all joining forces to create a huge momentum towards environmental awareness:

CompaniesHP BangaloreThamirabarani
IBM India Pvt Ltd, ChennaiAcute GroupsThanneer
HPVirtusa Consultancy ServicesEuerka Child Foundaion
Cognizant Technology SolutionsMcKinseyPasumai-Sevai Karangal
Vernalis SystemsWABCO India LtdV R Volunteers & Thozhan
ISGNAspire Systems India Pvt LtdSEDA
Spiro HR Management Consultants Pvt LtdMobius Knowledge ServicesElysium Residents
Ramco SystemsG MIMIE STUDIOBhumi Bangalore
Ernst & Young FoundationSaint Gobain Reserach IndiaMuthamizh nagar
Computer Sciences Corporation(CSC)Satyam Venture Engineering ServicesCTC Bangalore
Adityaa AgroShoppers StopComrade Foundation
eBay/PayPal India Pvt LtdMahindra & Mahindra Ltd MRVGreat Hyderabad Adventure Club
Pizza RepublicVerizonNamma Beach Namma Chennai
Shawn Web & Print MediaRapid ResponseMother Earth Environmental Consciousness Society
TechdewSuvadugalVibrant Velachery
Access Healthcare ServicesDell BPSBangalore Trekking Club
Bilimoria & AssociateiNautix Technologies India Private LimitedBliss
QualcommMomentiveBhumi Hyderabad
Dhanvin PropertiesGodrej and Boyce Mfg Co LtdADC Academy
Hyatt Regency ChennaiWeBe Design LabSeashore Town Plot Owners and Residents Association
FreshdeskNGOsThe Green Nest
Quadrant4 Software Solutions(p) LtdV TrustSustainabilty Network IIT Madras
ThomsonReutersEnvironmental Foundation of IndiaTeam of Social Service
Ponnovi creativesChennai Engg ServicesCleanup Gang
TCSBhumi ChennaiSAG
Federal BankGnana Deepam TrustStudents/Schools
UST GlobalBharathi Scout GroupRC OF MNM JEC
Enzen Technologies Pvt LtdMarina Minnals - Chennai RunnersSaveetha Dental College
CNSIAngels of MarinaGovt. Middle School, Kothapurinatham, Puducherry
Wipro CaresVazhaiGeetha Matriculation Hr Sec School
Emerson Process Management Chennai LtdChennai Astronomy ClubMy Master
HTC Global Services (India) Pvt. Ltd.F.B. Foundation PuneAnanda Marga school
Kamachi Sponge & Power Corp LtdBhumi TrichiJCI
popular vehicles and services ltdBhumi CoimbatoreMmhss
CGIJIM Scout GroupCentre For Bioinformatics, Pondicherry University
BarclaysGreen Belt Welfare SocietyThiruvalluvar Gurugulam
Integra Software Services P LtdManasika Public Charitable TrustAnanda marga school
Dover India Pvt LtdGLD MovementMuthamizh nagar
BarclaysMahindra and MahindraThiruvalluvar Gurugulam
L&T InfotechGive SmilesAnanda marga school
AmeexPhotocopier Technician Welfare AssociationSRM University,Vadapalani
Technosoft Global Services pvt ltdSubhas Scout GroupTagore Engineering College
NielsenGreen and Educational Technologist FoundationRajalakshmi institute of technology
CaterpillarChennai VolunteersThe Study Lecole Internationale, Pondicherry
ZanecNational Troopers for Conservation of NatureCSI Engineering College
MphasisPearl Nature SocietyModerator Polytechnic
Cognizant BangaloreNellai Nature Club

On Monday The Hindu published a first article on the Chennai Coastal Cleanup

Thanthi has joined as our Television Partner for Operation Indian Clean Sweep and will be providing live coverage of the cleanup as it happens across 10 cities in South. We will be publishing the broadcast timings on our FB page

Tune in to Radio ONE - our Radio Partner - any day at 6am, 8am, 11am, 1pm, 4pm, 6pm, 9pm to listen to our promo

India Today June issue (appearing June 8th) will also feature the Coastal Cleanup. Don't miss to grab a copy.

Earth Recycler is our Recycle Partner. All estimated 50 tons of garbage which will be collected on Sunday will be transported to their premises to undergo second and third level segregation to enable maximum reuse of around 80% and minimize waste going to the garbage dump

First level segregation will be done by the volunteers during the Coastal Cleanup itself into three mayor categories: glass, plastics and others. Requesting all to shake of the sand which will allow better recycling of plastics, etc:

To further increase awareness we are creating a massive sand sculpture at Marina beach this weekend and our lake-cleanup partner Environmental Foundation of India is doing a street play at Eliot beach on Saturday evening.

The multi-city cleanup across South India is only possible through the support of our partner NGOs at Pondichery, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Coimbatore, Vizag, Trichi, Tirunelveli, Tuticorin, Kanyakumari. Today the 11th location got included - Pulicat Lake.

Volunteer headcount in the regional cities has been rising steadily: 1800 and counting.... Don't forget to notify your friends, family and known NGOs, colleges in these cities to join the largest cleanup in South:

Finally, let me introduce the amazing group of organizers from the Chennai Trekking Club who have been working selfless behind the scenes to make this years Coastal Cleanup a success. All of them are brimming with energy to break the records this Sunday!

Missed the previous week updates which contain lots more info?



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