VOGUE HK X Eco Marine Adventure Cleanup presents: Paddleboard and Family Cleanup!
Let’s kick off the summer with a plog! And what better way to celebrate Mother’s Day (a week in advance because we’re that eager) than by giving back to Mother nature herself. And with the date so strategically selected, why not have The Force push us thru this plog?
Join us 'plogging' (a combination of jogging and picking up litter) on World Cleanup Day! Eco Marine Adventure Cleanup is collaborating with The Green Race for a coastal trail cleanup ‘plog’ on the southern shore of the Starling Inlet from 9:30am to around 12:30pm. The event will coincide with the Immortals trail race 27km route and ploggers and runners will be able to cheer each other on! Ploggers will jog/hike as a group or in a few groups whilst picking up rubbish on the trail/shoreline between Luk Keng and CP3 (Kuk Po) of the race route where we can share in the water, drinks, and environmentally friendly snacks provided by The Green Race. We will then turn around and head back to Luk Keng for a total distance of around 9km.
Meeting Time and Date: 9:30am, Saturday 15 September 2018
Place: Intersection of Luk Keng Road and Bride’s Pool Road
Transport: Minibus 56K from Fanling MTR
What to Wear: Hiking/sports clothes and shoes. Closed toed shoes only. Sun hat and other sun protection like umbrella and sunscreen. Weather is expected to be hot.
What to Bring: A reusable container with at least 1 L of water and some snacks if you are the hungry type. Single use plastic water and drink bottles like Bonaqua, Coke etc are prohibited. Try to minimize other single use food wrapping/packaging as well. Also bring sunscreen, mosquito spray and possibly a change of clothes. Eco Marine will provide gloves and small sized rubbish bags suitable for plogging. Feel free to bring your own gloves and tongs.
Signup: click GOING on the facebook event page if you will join us
Disclaimer: By joining this event, all participants are deemed to have agreed to the terms and conditions contained in this disclaimer, and agreed to exonerate the event leaders, the organizers and any other participants in the event from any liabilities, claims, including but not limited to liabilities and claims as a result of any injuries or deaths or damages arising thereof. Volunteers joining the event are at their own choosing and at their own risk.
RECRUITING DIVE TEAMS NOW – please email email@example.com if you are interested.
The Eco Marine Adventure Cleanup event series aims to connect adventure sports, nature appreciation, and action on marine waste. Each adventure cleanup event combines a healthy and fun adventure sport, an ecological activity or challenge, and a coastline or in water cleanup. We target to engage diverse sports communities in the conversation about waste and challenge them to identify opportunities in their sport to tackle the waste problem at source.
We will be hosting an adventure cleanup diving month from 1 to 30 September 2018. We are currently recruiting dive clubs to each participate with groups of 10 to 20 divers for this meaningful activity. Eco Marine will subsidize dive clubs HK$200 for each participating diver to help cover costs for this activity. We have budget for up to 100 divers on this activity. Eco Marine will provide a training/Q&A session for dive club leaders. Dive clubs will be responsible to organize and manage their own dives. We recommend that participating divers have minimum PADI AOW or equivalent qualification.
Dive 1: Nature Appreciation Dive
The dive club will work together with all of its participating divers to conduct a simple ecological survey of the dive site, with the objective to create a dive site drawing/artwork and photo album showing the following:
- Site location
- Approximate depths
- Ecosystem – coral reef, rocky reef, mangroves, sand
- Dominant substrates – sand, coral, seagrass, rock, etc.
- Species encountered
Participants will use their skills and creativity to complete the above. The end product can be scientific, accurate, exaggerated, to scale, not to scale, artistic, creative, or some or all of the above. The objective is not to make a scientifically accurate map but for participants to notice and appreciate the ecological diversity and value of the dive site and to create something that is informative, fun, creative and unique to share with others.
Dive 2: Rubbish Challenge
Dive teams will work together to perform a cleanup dive. Participants should follow the cleanup protocol as briefed by their dive leader (dive leaders will attend a training/Q&A session with Eco Marine). The cleanup protocol will follow a simplified version of the Project Aware Dive Against Debris Protocol. This activity can serve as a good introduction to divers that may be interested to take the PADI Dive Against Debris Specialty Course in the future. Participants will weigh the trash collected and take note and photograph:
- Most common type of rubbish found
- Most interesting item of rubbish and why
- Most dangerous item of rubbish and why
Tackle and Source Solution:
What can the dive club do to tackle the marine waste and pollution at source? Agree with the team on what this is and incorporate into your dive team protocol/routine.
Artwork, photographs and cleanup report will be provided to Eco Marine for sharing by 7 October 2018. We will host a casual happy hour and sharing session for participants in mid October where prizes will be awarded for:
- Best Dive Site Artwork
- Most Rubbish Collected (by weight)
- Best Photo related to Rubbish Challenge Dive
- Best Photo related to Nature Appreciation Dive
- Best Tackle at Source Solution
2018年9月1-30日Eco Marine海洋生態歷險清理活動 - 潛水篇！
Eco Marine 的海洋生態歷險清理活動系列結合歷險運動，大自然的欣賞和海洋清理行動。我們的目標是讓多元化的體育社群參與有關垃圾堆的對話，並鼓勵各群體重中發現各運動當中從源頭減廢的機會。
我們將於2018年9月1日至30日舉辦海洋生態歷險清理潛水月。我們目前正在招募潛水團體，各帶領10到20名潛水員參加這項有意義的活動。 Eco Marine將資助潛水團體每名參與潛水員HK $ 200。我們最多會資助100名潛水員。 Eco Marine將為潛水團體的主辦人提供培訓/問答會。潛水團體將負責組織和管理他們自己的海洋生態歷險清理潛水活動。我們建議參與的潛水員具有最少PADI AOW或同等資格。
- 生態系統 - 珊瑚礁，岩石礁，紅樹林，沙子
- 主要基底 - 沙子，珊瑚，海草，岩石等。
潛水團隊將一起進行潛水清理行動。參加者應按照他們團隊負責人的簡介遵循清潔活動（潛水團隊負責人將在活動前參加Eco Marine的培訓/問答會）。清理程序將遵循PADI Dive Against Debris的簡化版本。對PADI Dive Against Debris 課程有興趣的潛水員可用這次活動作為一個入門機會。參與者將收集到的垃圾磅重，然後記錄和拍攝以下：
我們將於2018年10月7日前向Eco Marine提供藝術作品，照片和清理報告以供分享。我們將於10月中旬為參加者舉辦Happy Hour分享會，屆時將頒發以下獎品：
Eco Marine Adventure Cleanup Dive Program Training Workshop
Date and Time: 22 August 2018, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Location: Wan Chai WeWork Office, 10/F Mass Mutual Tower, 33 Lockhart Road Wanchai Hong Kong
Light refreshments will be served.
The Eco Marine Adventure Cleanup event series engages with different sports communities to tackle marine pollution. Each adventure cleanup event combines a healthy and fun sports adventure, an ecological activity or challenge, and a coastline or in water cleanup. We target to engage sports communities in the conversation to tackle waste and challenge them to identify any opportunities in their sport to tackle the waste problem at source.
We will be hosting an adventure cleanup diving month from 1-30 September 2018. We are currently recruiting dive clubs to each participate with groups of 10 to 20 divers for this meaningful activity. There will be also be one ecological survey/clean up event open to public in September date TBD.
This training workshop will give an overview of objectives and methods for the adventure cleanup program. We welcome participating groups and also interested public to attend this workshop. Even if you are not a diver yourself, you can also come and learn more about diving and nature appreciation from diving professionals.
What we will cover this 2-hour workshop,.
- Ecological survey: We will conduct a briefing on how to conduct a simple ecological survey of the dive site, with the objective to create a dive site map showing the ecosystems, substrates, species encountered in the area. The objective is for participants to notice, record and appreciate the ecological diversity and value of the dive site and to create something that is informative and fun to share with others.
- Cleanup protocol: We’ll brief the participants on a simplified version of the Project Aware Dive Against Debris Protocol. This activity can serve as a good introduction to divers that may be interested to take the PADI Dive Against Debris Specialty Course in the future.
To register for this event, please sign up on the Facebook Event here.