22 Apr Nusa Lembongan School Children Pledge to Reduce Ocean Plastic Pollution on Earth Day 2018
More than 50 elementary and junior high schools students in Nusa Lembongan came together and vowed reduce ocean plastic pollution as part of this year’s Earth Day festivities. Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It is celebrated in more than 193 countries each year.
Nusa Lembongan students took part in the global event by participating in a series of fun-learning activities. These included a beach clean up, a discussion on how to reduce consumption of single use plastic, and a workshop on up-cycling waste materials and turning them into useful products such as hanging pots.
Now on it’s third year, CTC has been conducting annual Earth Day activities for Nusa Lembongan’s school children in collaboration with Bali Hai Cruises, Bottle for Botol, and Nusa Lembongan primary schools and junior high schools. This year, we also partnered with PPLH Bali and Pokemon-GO Niantic to further expand our programs and raise awareness and help take action about plastic pollution in our oceans.
This year’s activities were capped by a special performance of CTC’s Wayang Samudra which were tailored for a younger audience and focused on spreading the message to reduce usage of single use plastics and ensuring proper disposal of plastic waste so that it does not go into the ocean.
Photos by David Indrayana/CTC