This year’s national event for World Environment day is hosted as a first of its kind Environmental festival. Different environmental organizations together with local artists and musicians converging at one point to interact with and generate public awareness towards the importance and vulnerability of our reefs. It’s a chance for community members to take part […]
This year’s Saafu Ukulhas Cleanup marked the beginning of Save the Beach Ukulhas Campaign. Dustbins and signboards were placed around the beaches and in the island. Awareness programs on beach and marine ecosystems, biodiversity & conservation, as well as on waste and other selected environmental issues will be carried out through out the year on […]
This cleanup day in 2013 was a day of celebration when dustbins and signboards were placed on the beaches. The event started with cleaning in the morning and was attended by over 1000 people. Cleaning was over in less than 2 hours and over 2.7 tonnes was collected. People from different walks of life joined the […]
Earth Hour was celebrated in collaboration with the Scouts Association of Maldives and Muhibuddin School. A BBQ dinner in candle light along with a bodu beru (traditional drum) and fire performance was organised at the school grounds. For beyond the earth hour, young shoots from Magoo, commonly found shoreline vegetation, were placed in water to let […]
Our weekly clean-ups have been very productive and fun. Last Saturday alone we collected 38 garbage bags of waste from just half the east beach with less than 10 volunteers! Join us for a weekly clean-up every Saturday after 4 pm – We start on the east beach.
Over 40 Kgs of waste accumulates on the beach per day! And over 14 tonnes of waste per year are accumulated on the beaches of Villingili. This is a large amount of waste for a small beach. EXTRAPOLATION OF BEACH WASTE AUDIT TOTAL SQ AREA AUDITED (FT) 26,745.00 TOTAL MASS OF WASTE COLLECTED (GRAMS) 72,775.00 AVERAGE […]