Saturday, June 23, 2007

10 steps for a clean up event

1. gather the people
2. send in the divers
3. send in the snorkellers
4. gather the trash
5. send it up
6. hook it on
7. pull it up
8. drag out of harms way
9. sort out and record data
10. have fun

It has happened - The Reef Clean up of 2007

we came
we dived

we heaved

we shared

we heaved some more

we got what we came for

and we left!

More than 177 divers, snorkellers and other environmental enthusiasts participated in this years Reef Clean up. Approximately 779 square metre of reef was cleaned and a otal of 153 bags of garbage was taken. Amont the 177 particpants were 63 students from 4 schools of Male'.
Clean ups like this is crucial for the well being of the environment. With the increase in population and the careless care free lifestyle we have are damaging our eco system. When would be the time for us to realize and change all this. When the islands are washed away and when there is no life left except for scorpions anc cockraoches?

Check out the article Reef Clean Up 2000: Community Action