24 March 2014

Fed up about marine litter? Here's how you can DO something

What are we doing to salvage this situation? Join the 28 Mar (Fri) Leafmonkey Workshop to learn about marine debris on Singapore shores, share your thoughts and DO something by coming up with concrete solutions.

Trash found on Pulau Ubin in Aug 2013
include refrigerators, TV sets, and entire fish farm platforms.
You can also make a difference by helping to remove litter. On 19 Apr (Sat) join the The Green Volunteers and Sea Shepherd to cleanup the Mangroves at Sungei Api-Api, Pasir Ris Park. Or sign up with the International Coastal Cleanup Singapore (ICCS) for the annual ICCS cleanup this year.

28 Mar (Fri): Trash Talking - Marine Trash and Us

What is this Leafmonkey Workshop about?
If plastic trash were out of sight, out of mind, are they really completely out of our lives? When disposed, many of our plastic trash would land in our oceans and harm marine animals in various ways such as entanglement and plastic ingestion. It has also been found that humans are not spared from the insidious effects of this plastic plague. What can we do or are doing to salvage this situation?
This workshop is useful for all who are interested to learn more as well as passionate members of the community who would like to share their feedback, brainstorm solutions and network with like-minded volunteers to make a difference.

About the speaker: Teo Kah Ming
Wanting to do her part for nature, Teo Kah Ming joined Toddycats! under Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research in 2008. Since then, she volunteers in various public outreach events and is also under the International Coastal Cleanup Singapore (ICCS) team where she is the zone captain for Pulau Ubin. Although previously trained in engineering, Kah Ming is now venturing into studying a Masters in Zoological Sciences in National Institute of Education.

Please register by 26 March 2014 at http://tinyurl.com/leafmonkey2014

Date: 28 Mar (Fri)
Time: 7-10pm
Venue: Civil Service College, 31 North Buona Vista Road Singapore 275983 [Map]
Website: http://leafmonkeyworkshop.blogspot.com/
Contact: leafmonkey@gmail.com

19 Apr (Sat): Mangrove cleanup at Sungei Api-Api (Pasir Ris Park)
Sungei Api-api and its river bank is home to many native and migratory birds, otters and other animals important to the eco-system. With waste thrown into the sea and increasing development around the area, the mangroves are getting more polluted than it is naturally created to handle, threatening the homes of these animals and the ecosystem that thrives.
In celebration of Earth Day (on 22nd April), we are organising a mangrove clean-up. Do come along with your family and friends and do your part for the environment, to understand the importance of protecting our fragile eco-system and lastly, to have fun! What to bring and more details on The Green Volunteers blog.

This event is organised by The Green Volunteers and Sea Shepherd.

Date: 19 Apr (Sat)
Time: 8am-1pm
Venue: Pasir Ris Carpark C; Wash up/Toilet area
Contact and details on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/218976774970387/

13 Sep (Sat): Annual International Coastal Cleanup Singapore
Registration for Organisers is now open!

Related links
Older blog posts about marine litter.

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