With just 12 days left for the ‘C’ Day more then 4000 volunteers have already signed up for Chennai’s biggest cleanup. 70+ socially aware Organizations / Groups have joined hands with us to spread awareness to wider audience.
Haven’t you and your Company/Group registered yet ???
Organizations that have joined hands with us, so far.
NGO’s and various environmental organizations across 16 different cities have signed up with us so far to participate in this edition of India Clean Sweep. India Clean Sweep is a nation wide cleanup event organized by CTC alongside the annual Chennai Coastal Cleanup.
Interested in leading a cleanup in your city / town ???
Refer these below links for more details on India Clean Sweep III and how to join in any of the cities listed above.
Link 1 – Himalayas ,Hyderabad , Tirunelveli, Thenkasi, Trichy, Tuticorin
Link 2 – Cumbum , Yelagiri, Madurai, Tanjore, Coimbatore, Kanyakumari, Trivandrum and Bangalore
Awareness events / initiatives
Cleanup Treks. Awareness events for local community residents. Arts event / Story telling for kids. Cycle Rides with various cycling groups in Chennai. Community Cleanup. Waste 2 Wealth Workshops. Our volunteers are thinking of new and effective ways to engage the local communities, kids and people across Chennai to spread the word about CCC and to help them understand the necessity to reduce our carbon food print by effectively following segregation and home composting practices.
Below is a list of all the awareness events that our team have conducted so far.
A nice video compilation of our awareness event is available @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvTCZ1Bz4tk .
Like our CCC FB page and subscribe to get regular event updates @ https://www.facebook.com/chennaicoastalcleanup/events
Zone wise : Volunteer registered vs Garbage level
Based on the surveys done by our lead volunteers across all the 16 zones in Chennai we have put together a high level estimate on the number of volunteers
needed against the garbage level. Below chart shows a high level pictorial representation of the same.
Blue : Current vounteer registered and allocated. Brown : Shortage of volunteer
Running for CCC
Being a event organized by a group which promotes active and healthier lifestyle, we are now spreading word about the event and the need to maintain our environment to members of various Running groups in Chennai. Every other day our CTC volunteers are participating in the regular runs that happen among various running groups in Chennai.
More details can be found @ http://www.chennaitrekkers.org/2016/05/chennai-coastal-cleanup-2016-awareness.html
Awareness Cycling Ride
Along with Probikers, OMR we are organizing an CCC awareness ride on June 18, a day prior to the cleanup. The objective of this awareness ride is to sensitize the public on our growing garbage footprint and the impact on our environment and health, to educate people on the ill effects of plastics. Register here if you wanna ride along with us for a 40km fun cycle ride through the city.
Route : Probikers – M.Kailash – Marina – RBI – Marina – Foreshore Est. – Pattinambakkam – Bessie – Probikers
Duration : Approx 2-3 hours
Expense : Free
Note : Participants are to bring their own cycle or can rent one with Probikers / Balaji Cycles.
Nothing speaks loud and clear like a picture does. A painting on the other hand could speak even more louder and beautiful. Our CTC wall paint artisans have started cleaning and painting the walls of Chennai with their beautiful artwork which also spreads the message about Plastics overusage and Garbage Overload. Above image is a capture of one such painting done by our CTCian Karmuhilan Chellakkannu and Saravanan. You can witness this wonderful artwork if you pass by Anna University.
350 CTCians have taken up the No Plastic Challenge so far. Are YOU ready to Say No to Plastics for 5 days ???
#NoPlasticChallenge which was a huge success during CCC6 has been rebooted this year as #NoPlasticChallenge v2.0. Get inspired by some of our members on creative ways to avoid the use of single use plastics in our daily lives and thereby reducing our garbage footprint and the impact they have on our health & the environment! Change has to start from each one us to become greener citizens if we wish to create a more sustainable future together!
Few of our volunteers are also identifying grocery stores around Chennai who can give us monthly groceries packed using non-plastic items as much as possible. More details of those can be found @ http://www.chennaitrekkers.org/2016/06/chennai-coastal-cleanup-no-plastic.html
As the C-Day is closing in, we have started making waves through our various awareness events which cant go unheard in the media world. Various media publications have started publishing articles about CCC and the various other events and initiatives that we are doing. Tune in to Big FM as they are broadcasting various interviews of our lead volunteers and also a promo of CCC7.
Links to various media publishments :
Click 4 Change an online photography contest launched for CCC7 to showcase the damages that we humans have created to our environment with our overusage of plastics and other single usable items. Entries have started flowing in on our mail box email@example.com. Selected entries are being uploaded regularly in this FB album. Even though its disheartening to see the sad state of what we have done to our beautiful city, these pictures help us understand the level of impact that we humans are causing to our environment.
Mail in our entries soon to firstname.lastname@example.org.
More details and rules about this contest can be found @ http://www.chennaitrekkers.org/2016/05/chennai-coastal-cleanup-7-click4change.html .
Jointly with Theosophical Society we are conducting regular cleanups inside this society to clean-up the garbage accumulated along the Adyar River banks and to restore the beautiful green cover oxygen centre of Namma Chennai. Till date we have done 10 phases of cleanup here. Register here to join us in on 11th phase of this cleanup, coming friday June 10th, as we continue to cleanup this centuries old green cover heritage symbol of Madras.
Help us spread the word !!!
– Update your FB Profile pic with this CCC7 image.
– Update your FB Cover with this CCC7 Cover.
– Update your mail signature with this beautiful poster.
– Like, share and promote our CCC7 FB Page.
Also use the hashtags #ChennaiCoastalCleanup #GarbageOverload #CCC7 in your posts.