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TransLantau X Eco Marine Shap Long Plog and Beach Cleanup
Nov
16
9:00 AM09:00

TransLantau X Eco Marine Shap Long Plog and Beach Cleanup

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Eco Marine and TransLantau are co-hosting a plog: hike-cleanup-hike/run on Saturday 16 November 2019 at Shap Long beach in South Lantau. Many of you will have walked/run past this beach on hikes and runs and may even have used it as a check point during a race. The beach is currently in a terrible state covered with manmade rubbish ranging from macro debris such as polystyrene containers, single use plastic cups, food wrappers, single use beverage bottles to micro debris like plastic filament, broken down polystyrene and the ever present preproduction plastic pellets. This beach, adjacent to a wetland, is home to local buffaloes, birds and other wildlife. We are looking for a large number of you to lend a helping hand and to enjoy a fun and meaningful morning with us.

Registration: https://forms.gle/FpkBzbStZC41XG8V9

Event Schedule:
9:00 am - Meet up point at Pui O Public Carpark. Hosts Keilem (Tel/Whatsapp 63920336) and Sabrina (Tel/Whatsapp 51938707) will be there. https://goo.gl/maps/PQTE8rwewkYUkvUw5

9:00 to 9:10am – Eco Marine will provide an event rundown, a beach cleanup safety and how-to briefing, and distribute gloves and rubbish bags. If you have your own gloves and or other equipment, please feel free to bring. Some useful tools are tongs and gardening shears.

9:15 to 10:00am - We will hike together around 3km to Shap Long beach (easy walk but with some small ups and downs).

10:00 to 11:30am - We will work on beach cleanup—gathering up as much man made rubbish and debris as we can in the available time and will also collect and separate some recyclables.

Eco Marine’s Artist in Residence Salome Tam will be on site working on an in-situ land/rubbish art piece and anyone interested can join in to help. In Woven Ashore—a conversation with the wrack line, we examine the lasting impact on the environment of our everyday choices and consider how our lifetime compares to that of the plastic items we use. What shifts can be made? What can be given new life? What does it all mean in the scope of stewardship?

Water refill will be provided at the beach throughout the event. Note there is a public toilet at Shap Long and there is one informal shop nearby that may or may not be open.

11:30 to 11:45am - We will pack up and finish documenting the rubbish collected.

11:45 to 12:30pm – Picnic lunch. TransLantau will kindly provide a free plastic free packed lunch for all volunteers including a hummus sandwich and a cookie. In addition, all volunteers will also receive a reusable soft water flask from TransLantau.

12:30pm to 1:30pm – TransLantau guides will host a scenic hike/run to Mui Wo covering 4 to 6km depending on weather and energy levels of the group on the day. Participants can also choose to walk back to Pui O (same way they came).

What to wear:
Closed toe shoes suitable for hiking (no sandals or flip flops as the beach may have sharp dangerous items including broken glass, medical waste), comfortable clothes, hat.

What to bring:
Water (minimum 0.5 L in reusable container – Bonaqua bottle, Watsons bottle etc. don’t count as reusable). Additional snacks if you are the hungry type (try to minimize one use packaging). Octopus/coins for ferry and bus rides. Sun screen and insect repellent. Small umbrella for shade. Eco Marine will provide gloves and rubbish bags. If you have your own gloves and or other equipment, please feel free to bring. Some useful tools are tongs and gardening shears.

This is a free event but please feel free to bring some small bills for contribution to future Eco Marine public events.

Not allowed:
No flip flops or open sandals during cleanup. No single use plastic bottles or food containers/wrappers!

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.

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Lance x Eco Marine Back to School Adventure Cleanup
Sep
28
3:00 PM15:00

Lance x Eco Marine Back to School Adventure Cleanup

Lance, a 10 year old student and young climate activist, has joined forces with Keilem, founder of Eco Marine to host a coastal cleanup on Saturday 28 September 2019 at Tung Chung Bay (Hau Wong Temple and Mangrove Area) in North Lantau. The Tung Chung River and Tung Chung Bay are of high ecological value. Although close to much development, the area still boasts great biodiversity and is the home to many species of wildlife including horseshoe crabs, mudskippers and egrets

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Eco Marine Beach/Wetland and Underwater Cleanup
Aug
31
8:45 AM08:45

Eco Marine Beach/Wetland and Underwater Cleanup

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Please join us at the end of summer holiday for a beach/wetland and underwater cleanup event at Kau Sai Chau. Our team will be joined by young diving leaders from Renaissance College, experienced divers and those who want to enjoy the beach for a meaningful excursion in Sai Kung.

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.

WHO CAN JOIN
This is a family friendly event for both children and adults for the beach/wetland cleanup. All children under 16 should be accompanied by a responsible adult.

REQUIREMENTS FOR DIVERS
We recommend this for individuals with minimum PADI AOW or equivalent dive qualification and with previous dive experience in Hong Kong waters. Please sign up using the google form link below.

Divers who wish to improve their skills—ghost nets cleanup, dive tune-ups or receive further education in PADI Project Aware please contact Benita from Ecomarine at benitachick@gmail.com or Connie from Mandarin Divers divingbigblue@gmail.com.

EVENT RUNDOWN
8:45am: Meet at Sai Kung Short Pier
9:00-9:45am: Cleanup Briefing
9:45-10:30am: Gear Set-up
10:30-12:30: Check Dive/Fun Dive (for divers) + Beach/Wetland Clean-up (for non-divers)
12:30-1:30pm: Lunch
1:30-2:30pm: Ecological Tour of mangrove area at Kau Sai Chau
2:30-3:30pm: Cleanup Dive (for divers) + Continue Beach Clean-up or data collection support for diving team (for non-divers)
3:30 to 4:30pm: Tidy up, Debriefing and Group Photos
4:30/4:45: Arrive back to Sai Kung Short Pier. Event End.

MEETING TIME
August 31 Saturday, 8:45am at Sai Kung Short Pier
Embark on “Mandarin Divers”. Boat will depart before 9 am

MEETING LOCATION
8:45 am meet & take attendance at Sai Kung short pier
https://goo.gl/maps/eJKYxPyH4VxscNGQ7


CONTACT
WhatsApp/Telephone ☎ contact (for event day only)
98848498 or 90960432 or 63920336

COST
Boat Fee for the day including vegetarian lunch (with vegan options) and drinks (cost after subsidy by Eco Marine): $200 (non-divers), $500 (divers)
Dive Site: Kau Sai Island 滘西洲 (subject to weather).
Dive Gear Full Rental (incl. Mask, Snorkel, Fins, Wetsuit, BCD and Regulator): $280
Rent any single item: (BCD, Reg, Wet-suits): $80 per day

EVENT SIGN UP (divers and non-divers, payment instructions)
https://forms.gle/QiVA6wbeiWVGKZD98 complete google form, request rental gear if required

WHAT TO BRING?
Bring your own equipment (if any), reusable water bottles, we support plastic-free and suggest using environmentally friendly sunscreen. If you need sea sickness remedies, be reminded it should be consumed half an hour before boarding.

DIVE AGAINST DEBRIS CHALLENGE
Dive teams will work together to perform a cleanup dive. Participants should follow the cleanup protocol as briefed by Eco Marine dive leaders on the boat. 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

WHAT TO WEAR FOR NON-DIVERS
Closed toe shoes you don't mind getting a little muddy (no sandals or flip flops as the wetland may have sharp dangerous items including oyster shells, broken glass, medical waste), comfortable clothes, hat. Long pants are recommended if you are prone to insect bites.

WHAT TO BRING for NON-DIVERS
Rash guards and sunscreen, Sun screen and insect repellent (highly recommended). Water (minimum 1000ml in a reusable container – Bonaqua/Watsons bottles etc. don’t count as reusable). Eco Marine will provide gloves and rubbish bags. If you have your own gloves and or other equipment, please feel free to bring. Some useful tools are tongs and gardening shears.

NOT ALLOWED FOR NON-DIVERS
No flip-flops or open sandals during cleanup. No one-time use plastic bottles or food containers/wrappers.

OTHER INFORMATION
Adverse Weather: If rainstorm warning / typhoon signal 3 or higher is posted / very heavy rain this event will be cancelled and a new meet up time advised later. Please check weather conditions and any notices posted in the morning before leaving home.

DISCLAIMER
By joining the event, all participants are deemed to have agreed to the terms and conditions contained in this disclaimer, and agreed to exonerate the 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. Participants joining the event are doing so at their own choosing and at their own risk.

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Tigershead Coastal Plog and Cleanup
Aug
24
2:00 PM14:00

Tigershead Coastal Plog and Cleanup

Join us 'plogging' (a combination of jogging and picking up litter) on August 24th!

Eco Marine Adventure Cleanup is collaborating with The Green Race and Exchange and Empower for a coastal trail cleanup ‘plog’ on the eastern shore of Silvermine Bay in Mui Wo from 2:00pm to around 5:00pm.

The event will share a start and finish in Silver Plaza, Mui Wo with the Tigershead GreenRace 16km 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 the race start line, Silvermine Bay main beach to Man Kok. We will then turn around and head back to the start/finish area for a total distance of around 7km. Ploggers are expected to finish at around the same time as some of the 16km race participants and can share the finish area, drinks and snacks provided by The Green Race!

As an extra incentive, ploggers will receive 50% off a future race entry (discount worth ~HKD250) to one of the short course races hosted by The Green Race. The event will be raising funds for Exchange and Empower using the Bravera platform. We strongly recommend that each participant raise a minimum of HKD200 with a goal to raise HKD8240 in total for the event. Please connect to Bravera via the link (to be provided later) and ask your friends and family to support your plog and this fundraising effort!

Meeting Time and Date: 1:45pm for 2:00pm start, Saturday 24 August 2019

Place: Silver Plaza, 8 Chung Shing St, Mui Wo https://goo.gl/maps/TWRK3HB6DZg6PKEE9

Transport: Ferry from Central Pier 6 or 3M bus from Tung Chung

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 FB event page if you will join us.

If you use Strava please also sign up using the link to be provided later in the comments section of the FB event page to connect to Bravera to help raise funds for the event.

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.

Green Race Liability Release. All participants will be deemed to have signed the below by joining this event.

By entering and participating at the GreenRace / GreenRetreat Event organized by you (“Event”), I, and any of my personal representatives, assigns, heirs, executors, successors and next of kin, accept the rules, conditions, and regulations of the Event and will comply with them at all times:

1. I acknowledge that I am responsible for myself at this event and I have purchased adequate private travel insurance for the GreenRace / GreenRetreat Event to cover all medical expenses, loss of property, personal liability, trip‐cancellation or travel delay expenses which may arise from the Event.
2. I understand that by participating in the Event there are risks of injury, death and/or property loss. I hereby enter the Event at my own risk and responsibility. I discharge the Organiser and any other individual or organisation connected directly or indirectly with the Event from any responsibility in the event of loss of property incurred, during, or as a consequence of my participation in the Event, or while travelling to or from the Event.
3. I confirm that I have consulted a qualified medical practitioner and I am physically fit and capable of participating in this Event. I am not pregnant, or suffering from heart disease, high blood pressure, or other chronic disease which will render me unfit to participate in the Event. I acknowledge that the Organiser has the right to disallow, disqualify or suspend me from participating in the Event at any time and without compensation if the Organiser is aware of my above medical condition.
4. I understand and accept that the risks include the fact I may become injured or incapacitated in a location in another country. I consent to receive medical treatment which may be deemed necessary by the Organiser during the Event, and I agree to indemnify the Organiser for all costs relating to any medical treatment, transportation and/or evacuation that will be applied to me if I am injured in the Event.
5. I permit the use of my name and other data collected from me during the Event, in photos, broadcasts, newspapers, brochures, on‐line media and other marketing activities related to the GreenRace/GreenRetreat events by the Organiser, the Organiser’s partners, agents, sponsors and associates.
6. If I am registering a child under the age of 18 or an incapacitated adult, I represent and warrant that I am the parent or legal guardian of that participant/volunteer, and I have the legal authority to enter into this Agreement on that participant/volunteer’s behalf. By proceeding with registration for the Event, I agree that the terms of this Agreement shall apply equally to that participant/volunteer. Each participant/volunteer agreeing to this Agreement for him/ herself and/or on behalf of another participant/volunteer agrees to indemnify, defend, and hold the Organiser harmless from any liability, claim, demand, cause of action, damage, loss, or expense (including all legal costs) of any kind or nature arising from his/her participation in the Event.
7. I hereby waive, release, covenant not to sue and forever discharge the Organiser for all liabilities, claims, actions, or damages that I may have against the Organiser arising out of or in any way connected with my registration and/or participation in the Event, including without limitation any liabilities, claims, actions, or damages caused by the negligence of the Organiser, including any negligent rescue attempt, action or inaction to such extent as permissible by law.
8. I acknowledge that the Organiser shall not be liable to me for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages, including, but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data or other intangible losses (even if the Organiser has been advised of the possibility of such damages), resulting from: (a) the use or the inability to use the Organiser’s sites, products or services; (b) the cost of procurement of substitute goods and services resulting from any goods, data, information or services purchased or obtained or messages received or transactions entered into through or from the Organiser’s sites; (c) my participation in any promotion or program coordinated by the Organiser; (d) personal injury not caused by the Organiser’s act or negligence; (e) unauthorized access to or alteration of my transmissions or data; (f) statements or conduct of any third party on the Organiser’s sites; (g) any other matter relating to the Organiser’s sites, or the Organiser’s products or services; or (h) my participation in the Event. I agree that the Organiser’s maximum liability to me, for any reason or cause whatsoever and to such extent as permissible by law, shall not exceed the total amount of monies received by the Organiser from me.
9. I agree that the laws of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region shall apply to this Agreement, and to submit all disputes arising from this Agreement to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
10. I confirm that I have read and understood the terms of this Agreement by signing below. I acknowledge that I should consult my own legal advisor before entering into this Agreement.

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Plogging for World Cleanup Day
Sep
15
9:30 AM09:30

Plogging for World Cleanup Day

  • Intersection of Luk Keng Road and Bride’s Pool Road (map)
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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.

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2018 September 1-30 Eco Marine Adventure Cleanup – Dive! 2018年9月1-30日Eco Marine海洋生態歷險清理活動 - 潛水篇!
Sep
1
to Sep 30

2018 September 1-30 Eco Marine Adventure Cleanup – Dive! 2018年9月1-30日Eco Marine海洋生態歷險清理活動 - 潛水篇!

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RECRUITING DIVE TEAMS NOW – please email ecomarine.hk@gmail.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:

  1. Best Dive Site Artwork
  2. Most Rubbish Collected (by weight)
  3. Best Photo related to Rubbish Challenge Dive
  4. Best Photo related to Nature Appreciation Dive
  5. 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!

現招募各潛水會!有興趣參加請發電郵到ecomarine.hk@gmail.com。

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。

第一潛:從潛水中欣賞大自然
潛水團體對潛點進行簡單的生態調查,目的是讓團隊可以合作畫出一幅潛點圖/藝術作品和相冊,其中包含以下內容:

  • 潛點位置
  • 潛點的深度
  • 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。
  • 物種

參與者將利用他們的技能和創造力完成上述任務。最終作品可以科學性,準確,誇張,藝術性的,創造性,或者上述的一些或全部。我們的目標不是要製作科學準確的地圖,而是讓參與者註意並欣賞潛點的生態多樣性和價值,並創造一幅信息豐富,有趣,創造性和獨特的作品和他人分享。

第二潛:清潔行動
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:

  • 發現最常見的垃圾類型
  • 最有趣的垃圾和原因
  • 最危險的垃圾和原因

源頭減廢方案:
潛水團體可以怎樣解決海洋廢物和污染的問題?我們鼓勵各團隊研究出從源頭減廢的方案,並納入潛水團隊例行程序中。

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:

  1. 最佳潛水地點作品
  2. 收集最多垃圾的團體(按重量)
  3. 與清潔行動還擊相關的最佳照片
  4. 與從潛水中欣賞大自然環節相關的最佳照片
  5. 最佳源頭減廢方案
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Training Workshop - Eco Marine Adventure Cleanup - Dive!
Aug
22
7:00 PM19:00

Training Workshop - Eco Marine Adventure Cleanup - Dive!

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.

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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.

To sign up your dive team for the Eco Marine Adventure Cleanup – Diving Month, please email ecomarine.hk@gmail.com if you are interested.  Please click here for more details.

 

 

 

 

 

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