This weekend, Bintan Lagoon Resort (BLR) participated in the World Clean up Day (WCD) initiative held on 15 September 2018 in Lagoi Tourism Area, joining the biggest-ever single day of volunteer-based waste collection efforts around the world. The initiative was organized by PT Bintan Resort Cakrawala (BRC) and Bintan District Government OPD.
The campaign was carried out along the 3kms beach from Lagoi Bay Beach leading to the new village. 30 staff from Bintan Lagoon Resort joined the volunteers from the Lagoi tourism area including village officials, youth organizations, community organizations, students and other Resort/Hotels staff from Banyan Tree, Nirwana Garden Resort, Club Med, Ria Bintan, Treasure Bay, The Sanchaya, Holiday Villa Pantai Indah, Lagoi Bay Villas and Grand Lagoi Hotel.
“The charm of destination Bintan is in its pristine beaches and beautiful natural landscapes” said Gerald A. Hendrick, General Manager, Bintan Lagoon Resort, “while BLR cleans our own private beach every week, this initiative to clean up the public spaces will inspire and motivate our people to come together as a community to keep our public beaches clean by bringing awareness amongst the general population, and create awareness about our growing concern for marine waste.”
About World Clean Up Day
On 15 September, volunteers and partners worldwide will come together to rid our planet of trash – cleaning up litter and mismanaged waste from our beaches, rivers, forests, and streets. A powerful ‘green wave’ of cleanups started in New Zealand and ended 36 hours later in Hawaii, with millions of people working towards one goal: a clean and healthy planet. World Clean Up Day harnesses the power of everyday people to achieve incredible things by joining together. Its beauty lies in cooperation and collaboration: building bridges between disparate communities, and including all levels of society - from citizens to business, to the government. The idea came about 10 years ago in Estonia in 2008 from an organization called Let’s Do It!, when 4% of the population came out to clean the country of illegally dumped waste. Since then, the movement has spread across the world, and nearly 20 million people have taken part.
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