By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga
The Energy Development Corporation (EDC) BINHI Youth Champions recently held a coastal clean-up and waste audit activity at Purok Makiangayon 1 in Barangay Calindagan, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental.
Through the event, over 452 kilograms of debris, including clothes, shoes, plastic bottles, pieces of styrofoam, and cigarette butts, were recovered from the area.
Fearn Ann Acibo organized the event, entitled “Swim and Save,” which included student leaders from Asian College, Silliman University, and Foundation University.
“With ever-increasing ocean pollution, it feels like it is an uphill struggle to start to shift the tide,” she explained. “My friends and I came up with the idea of Swim and Save.”
Acibo added, “Through this initiative, we are able to collect not just trash but data as well.”
Also taking part in the event were volunteers from Scuba Ventures, along with representatives from the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council and Bureau of Fire Protection./DGB, WDJ