International Cleanup Day

Tuesday 23 September, 2008 By Cosmin Andron

Unfortunately quite often the words China and pollution are mentioned in the same sentence and this makes it more of an event when something actually happens to correct that!

Project Aware is an NGO involved in environmental (especially underwater) protection and conservation and eah year organises an International Cleanup Day where  volunteers gather in various sites all over th world to clean the ocean, the beaches and to make a statement about the importance of keeping the blue planet…. blue….

Last Sunday (21 Sept ’08) I took part in such an event (the 18th) organised by Geoffrey Yue (from Gaia Adenture Diving Centre) and others at Xichong, near Shenzhen.

Quite a lot of people were present, press and a dozen of divers, both Chinese and foreigner.