“Beautiful Ocean ? National Coastal Cleanup” Marine Public Welfare Activities
September 16, 2017 is the 28th International Coastal Cleanup Day. In order to promote marine environmental protection and condense the whole society's love of the sea, with the support of the Department of Ecological Environment Protection of the State Oceanic Administration (SOA), the China Oceanic Development Foundation (CODF), the Publicity and Education Center of the State Oceanic Administration (PEC), the Chinese Young Volunteers Association (CYVA), and the National Marine Environmental Monitoring Center (NMEMC), the Hainan Provincial Department of Ocean and Fisheries and the Haikou Municipal People's Government jointly organized the Blue Ocean Marine Conservation Association's “National Coastal Cleanup for Beautiful Ocean” Public Welfare Activity successfully launched at the Haikou, Hainan, one of the main venues. At the same time, Dalian of Liaoning, Chongwu of Fujian, Qingdao of Shandong and other places also simultaneously launched this charity event.
Hu Songqin, Deputy Director General of the Department of Ecology and Environmental Protection of SOA, Xiang Youquan, Deputy Director of CODF, Zhu Dezhou, Deputy Director of PEC, Huang Yingfeng, the Vice Secretary General of CYVA, Huang Liangzan, deputy director general of the Hainan Provincial Department of Oceans and Fisheries, and Wen Bin, deputy mayor of Haikou, attended the event and delivered speeches. Zhang Weiwei, deputy director of the operation office of NMEMC, Xu Xiangrong, researcher of the South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Zhao Daxing, vice chairman and secretary general of the China Association For NGO Cooperation, attended the event and delivered keynote speeches.
Xiang Youquan，Deputy Secretary-General of CODF attended the event and delivered a speech
In his opening speech, Deputy Secretary General Xiang Youquan stated that “International Coastal Cleanup Day” is an international public welfare activity that embodies the attention and efforts of people of insight around the world on marine environmental protection. By organizing the National coastal cleanup Campaign on the International coastal cleanup Day, we can effectively promote beach litter management, mobilize the force of social love, promote marine environmental protection, and raise awareness of marine environmental protection. This shared the same idea of the development philosophy of the CODF. Ecological environmental protection accomplished now will benefit our future generations. Therefore, CODF is willing to actively provide support for such activities in various aspects, and is willing to work together with all relevant parties to achieve the goal of keeping the coastline clean a duty for everyone. For the National coastal cleanup activities, he made the following expectations. First, let the “coastal cleanup” activity become an activity that everyone can participate in so that more and more people will join this public welfare action, and create a good atmosphere of “protecting the beach and everyone is responsible”. The second is to promote the establishment of a long-term mechanism for beach garbage control, forming a good situation in which government departments and social forces participate together, so that beach garbage disposal work can be a sustainable work. The third is to create the “coastal cleanup” activity as a public welfare brand project known to all, and to form a branded and sustainable public welfare project.
Zhu Dezhou, deputy director of PEC, attended the event and delivered a speech
Deputy Director Zhu Dezhou said in his speech that PEC has been committed to the promotion of marine ecological civilization and the awareness of marine environmental protection, and has continuously created an activity platform with prominent themes, rich forms, rich connotations and good effects, and promoted a deeper understanding of construction of marine ecological civilization. We are delighted to see that every year when the coastal cleanup day comes, local social welfare organizations will organize volunteers to spontaneously carry out coastal cleanup activities, disseminate marine environmental protection knowledge, and publicize the concept of marine environmental protection. “International coastal cleanup Day” has become a broad base for the masses. The public is willing to participate in and promote the brand of charity activities with good results. The tireless and enthusiastic enthusiasm and energy of the volunteers touched and led more people to contribute to the blue ocean and the clean ocean.
Huang Yingfeng, deputy secretary-general of the CYVA, attended the event and delivered a speech
Deputy Director Huang Yingfeng pointed out in his speech that he hopes that the league organizations and youth volunteer associations at all levels will work together with the marine system to tell the story of the ocean and the youth story. He hopes that the vast number of young people in the marine system and young volunteers will tell the story of volunteers. CYVA and the Youth Volunteer Action and Guidance Center of the Central Committee will work with relevant units such as the National Oceanic Administration Propaganda and Education Center to make China a maritime power with developed marine economy, leading marine technology, healthy marine ecology, stable marine safety, and powerful marine control, realizing the Chinese dream of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.
Huang Liangzan, Deputy Director of the Hainan Provincial Department of Oceans and Fisheries, attended the event and delivered a speech
Huang Liangzan, Deputy Director of Department of Oceans and Fisheries of the Hainan Provincial, said in his speech that Hainan is an island province. The beautiful environment, blue waters, white beaches, beautiful coasts are beautiful sceneries of Hainan, as well as a precious resource for Hainan coastal tourism . The cleanliness of the beach reflects both the management level of the government and the civilized level of the citizens, directly representing the image of Hainan International Tourism Island. We will take this coastal cleanup activity as an opportunity to further strengthen the protection of the marine environment. At the same time, he hope that everyone will work together, starting from me, starting from scratch, starting from the net beach. The coastal cleanup is not only public welfare, environmental protection, but also the transmission of civilized actions. It is hoped that through the transmission of this activity, our volunteer team for protecting the ocean will continue to grow, making the sea in Hainan bluer, the beach whiter and the coast more beautiful.
Zhang Weiwei, Deputy Director of the operation office of NMEMC and senior engineer , delivered a keynote speech entitled “Marine Rubbish: Invaders of the Sea”
Xu Xiangrong, a researcher at the South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, gave a keynote speech titled “Microplastics: PM2.5 in the Ocean”
Zhao Daxing, Secretary-General of China International Civil Society Cooperation Promotion Association, delivered a keynote speech entitled “Civil Organizations Participate in Marine Waste Management – Challenges and Prospects”
Mr. Zheng Wenchun, President of the Blue Ribbon Marine Protection Association, read the "Aihai Public Welfare Action Proposal" on behalf of the nonprofit organization.
After the launching ceremony, the event guests visited the "Marine Ecological Civilization and Garbage Management" photo exhibition. The exhibition is divided into five aspects: “the marine ecological civilization that goes forward”, “the plane creation of marine garbage”, “the past and present life of marine garbage treatment”, “marine garbage: misplaced resources” and “the beautiful China cannot be separated from the beautiful ocean”. It reflects the unremitting efforts and achievements of China's marine ecological civilization construction work, demonstrates the initiatives and experiences of China's marine waste control work, and reflects the vision and wisdom of the party and government to promote the sustainable use and development of marine and marine resources and the whole society pays attention to the ocean. Ecological protection and jointly promote the good situation of marine ecological civilization construction.
In addition, during the “International coastal cleanup Day” held in Baishamen Beach in Haikou and Dalian, Fujian Chongwu and Shandong Qingdao in the morning, volunteers sorted the collected garbage and filled in the beach garbage monitoring record card. Provide strong data support for improving the level of disposal, management and policy advocacy of marine garbage.
Participants started the energy ball of the clean beach activity
Participants visited the photo exhibition "Marine Ecological Civilization and Garbage Management"
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Shandong Qingdao Branch Venue
Fujian Chongwu Branch Venue
Dalian, Liaoning Branch Venue