Some of the children from Koki
This was a day to remember, we were all so proud to see the community effort put in on the day to help clean up the beach.
Well over 500 people turned up to the beach at 8:00 on Sunday morning. I was practically mobbed for gloves and garbage bags.
So many different groups came down to the beach. We had, Trukai, Protec Ssecurity, Ela Motors, Taubmans Westpac, Easiloan, BSP, Deloittes from the business houses and Kone Sharks and the Kanu Klub come down to show their support and appreciation for the environment.
You were all such an inspiration!!!!! Congratulations and thank you for coming down and helping.
This is only the beginning. An event such as this was worthwhile for more than 500 people would have left the beach happy that it was clean but also realizing that the next day the rubbish would be back again. This is a commitment we are making to the environment to clean it up. We are taking responsibility for our home.
What is World Earth Day?
April 22nd signifies World Earth Day. It is a day in which the world collectively recognizes the necessity to create a sustainable society by educating and encouraging people globally to protect the environment.
What is the Significance of this event?
It aims at inspiring individuals and communities on a local, national and international level to care about our earth by thinking globally and acting locally.
We hope that this event highlights the importance of environmental protection, brings community focus back to Ela Beach as the heart of Port Moresby and encourages the community to work together with respective stakeholders to protect and respect each other and the environment..
How can you help keep Ela Beach clean?
1. Always throw your rubbish in the bins.
2. Don’t throw plastics into the rivers or the sea.
3. If you only have a few items carry them, instead of using plastic bags
4. Take bilums, ask for boxes or recyclable bags to the shops with you for your shopping.
5. Buy less food packaged in plastic
6. Buy more market food as there is no plastic required for packaging.