ICC Appreciation Night (September 25, 2015) - The night began as International Commodore Jun Avecilla gave his Message of Gratitude on how much he appreciated the people who supported the ICC last September 19, 2015.
ICC Philippines had the privilege of gathering with many of our Volunteers, Sponsors, Supporters & Coordinators to demonstrate our appreciation for their hard work and dedication to making positive changes in our environment and to provide milestone awards for their service. These were awarded by Mr. Zedrik Avecilla, Director for LMRLF with Ms. Jozen Curva, Project Manager of LMRLF.
One of the highlights of the SBMA tourism week is the Recyclables Eco Fashion Show. A new generation of designers are trying to change the way Filipinos think about clothes by reinventing the notion of eco-friendly fashion in SBMA tourism week at the Malawaan Street Party. The winners are Ms.Alliana Go, Mr. Allen Ramos Paningbatan and Mr. Alfredo Mandigma from the AURA Rotaract of Subic Bay.
Warmly supported by:
Ocean Conservatory, Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary, Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority, City of Olongapo, Province of Zambales, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Zero Carbon Resorts, Earth Day Network Philippines, North Philippines Visitors Bureau, Subic Bay HATS Visitors Board, North Luzon Expressway, Harbor Point Ayala Mall, Aquapik, Golders Green Enterprise, JRA Sounds and Lights Innovatus.Standard Insurance, PLDT SME,Manila North Tollways Company,PACTEC ,Subic Water,PTT, PrintX, Aura College, Rotary Club of Subic Bay Rotaractors, Boardwalk Dive Center, Scuba Shack, Grande Island, SM City Olongapo, DepED of Olongapo, Venezia,Subic Park Hotel,Terrace Hotel,Bayfront Hotel,Buma Hotel,Royal Duty Free.
FOX International Channels, Active Boating & Watersports, Batang Gapo NewsTV, GNN, ANC, La Isla Magazine, Balikbayan, North Bound, Manila Bulletin, Business Mirror, Quest Magazine, C! Magazine, Calibre Magazine and Wondertower Creative.
Together we can make the ocean free from trash.
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International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) Philippines, represented by its National Coordinator Commodore Geronimo P Reyes PCGA, was recognized during during the Office of the President National Coast Watch Council's 4th founding anniversary last September 24 at the Malacanang Palace Museum for their valuable contribution in promoting marine environment protection.
He was accompanied by International Commodore Jun Avecilla of the International Yachting Fellowship of Rotarians (IYFR) and his team from the Lighthouse Marina Resort Legacy Foundation (marketing arm and co-partner for ICC Philippines), Zedrik Avecilla and Jozen Curva.
Their efforts for the campaign for trash-free seas continues to create a sea of change and they took the opportunity to premiere the official ICC 2nd Environmental Summit video during the occasion.
Furthermore, plans are underway as a result from their successful collaboration in several activities for the ICC. Their vision of promoting the National Marine Policy that protects the environment will be forging new frontiers as well as a fruitful working relationship in the days to come.
In last year's International Coastal Cleanup day, more than 107,000 volunteers from all parts of the country worked together to cover 28 provinces and ended up collecting more than 200,000 kilos of trash. The Top Province in 2014 with the most volunteers was Zambales, with more than 55,000 people and over 150 sites that were spread out from Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Olongapo City and Zambales Province combined. The organizers aim to double the numbers on September 19, 2015 and bring a sea of change across the archipelago.
The International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) that happens every 3rd Saturday of September is participated by half a million people across the globe, spanning in 91 countries with citizens from all walks of life. For 30 years, it has been aiming to turn the tide on trash and address solutions on this global threat.
“History and experience has taught us that when people unite, great things happen,” said Jun Avecilla, International Commodore of International Yachting Fellowship of Rotarians and President of the Lighthouse Marina Resort. He added, “Let’s show the world what great things can happen from our home.”
The PCGA recognizes the significant strides from Lighthouse Marina Resort Legacy Foundation (LMRLF), and Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA), organizers of the ICC Zambales. They promote responsible tourism and create programs that embrace the objectives of ICC. They’ve painstakingly worked throughout the years to provide proper education in order to change behaviors that cause pollution and help create a lifestyle that advocates a sustainable coastal environment. The organizers of ICC Zambales have partnered with the ICC Philippines as they share their best practices on how to expand and improve the campaign across the nation.
Months of preparation with pocket events leading to the big day were essential in educating the public about the current situation of the environment and ways they can help. These activities include the coordination meetings (Olongapo City, SBMA and Province of Zambales), contests (Noah’s Art - Trash to Art Contest and Environmental Songwriting Competition), SCUBASURERO Underwater and Coastal Cleanup, Recyclables Regatta in Subic Bay and ICC Olongapo Making Riverth Possible, and the recently concluded 2nd Environmental Summit. The Coral Restoration Project in cooperation with Sangkalikasan, to be held in Grande Island right after the coastal cleanup on September 19 will serve as a fitting climax to another milestone in the campaign.
The emphasis on organized scientific data collection is what makes ICC unique. Volunteers were asked not only to pick up waste materials but also to record what they have collected in terms of kind, weight, and quantity of a specific trash in order to serve an accurate reference. The data collected may help in solving the ocean trash problem and create solutions for a healthier marine ecosystem.
Zambales exemplifies the ripple effect of this wave for change that was seen in numbers that were doubled from the year before, but their goal doesn’t stop there. The organizers continue to work with different organizations and LGUs from across the province as they engage with the local community through environmental activities.
ICC Philippines is organized by The Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary, in partnership with The Lighthouse Marina Resort Legacy Foundation and Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority together with International Yachting Fellowship of Rotarians (IYFR) Philippine Fleet, in cooperation with the Olongapo City Government, Zambales Provincial Government, Department of Tourism Region 3, Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Subic Bay Freeport Chamber of Commerce (SBFCC), North Luzon Expressway, North Philippines Visitors Bureau (NPVB), and Subic Bay, Hotels, Attractions and Tourism Stakeholders Visitors Board (SBHATSVB) (Complete list of ICC 2015 Supporters: www.icc.ph).
Official Media Partners of the ICC Philippines are Fox International Channels Asia, C! Magazine, Calibre Magazine, La Isla Magazine, Manila Bulletin, Balikbayan Magazine, Batang Gapo News TV, K-Lite 96.7fm, Subic Bay 89.5fm, Business Mirror, Freeport Cable Inc., Northbound Magazine, Subic.com, Active Boating and Watersports, Wondertower Creative and Perpetual Wave.
Please visit the official website: www.icc.ph for more information and updates.
Official Videos: https://vimeo.com/album/3053347
ICC Philippines YouTube Channel:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPUjnnyJCb7ER7NtyGh-ZCQ
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The Environmental Summit 2015 is the second annual summit of its series which brought together over a total of 1,500 delegates spanning from private and public sectors at the Subic Bay Exhibition and Convention Center (SBECC) in Subic Bay Freeport Zone last September 11, 2015. It followed in the steps of the International Coastal Cleanup Philippines, now on it’s 22nd year, to create awareness on the issues of garbage spreading in our oceans and waterways.
The Lighthouse Marina Resort Legacy Foundation in cooperation with Wondertower Creative and ICC Olongapo City, spearheaded by the Public Affairs Office, held a Documentation Workshop which gathered all photographers & videographers of Zambales last Tuesday September 1, 2015 1. The speakers shared their knowledge on how to capture the right moments of International Coastal Cleanup on September 19, 2015. The speakers inspired creativity and growth allowing everyone to collaborate on ideas, and find new ways to practice the techniques they’re being taught. By the end of this workshop, the group now had a common goal.
“We need evidence for the world to see what we are doing for the better world.” -Christoffer Dumlao
Together we can make the ocean free from trash. Join the International Coastal Cleanup this coming September 19, 2015 and learn more about how you can give back to your community.
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