Community beach clean-ups

Published: 01 September 2016
Last edited: 24 February 2017
We regularly organize beach cleaning-up campaigns at weekends, especially during vacation periods with students, to collect plastic bags and garbage. We communicate with the community through the local community radio and public events.

Classifications

Category
Communication, outreach and awareness building
Scale of implementation
Local
Phase of solution
Implementation

Enabling factors

Creating a partnership with the environmental department of the city hall to take waste to its final destination.

Lessons learned

The involvement of the community in solving their own problems is very inspiring and positively contagious. It improves the impact. However, I would advice a very efficient communication in order to not leave anyone out. All members of the community should feel useful in the process.