The Village Heights Eco-Buddies took action for nature and got their hands dirty at the #BigBeachClean on Saturday 14 April at Monwabishi Beach in Khayelitsha. The clean up was organised by Let’s Do It and JCI Cape Town, in partnership with Waves for Change. It was a beautiful morning to hit the beach and over 100 children and adults eagerly did their part to remove rubbish and litter from the beach. It was an honour to have Lewis Pugh, internationally acclaimed swimmer and activist join us for the event, as well as Miss Earth SA.
The Eco-Buddies were amazed at the amount of single-use plastic collected, especially sucker-sticks and plastic straws! It really drove home how important it is for us to make small changes in our lives such as refusing straws and shopping bags to help protect our oceans. After working hard on the beach, a tasty lunch was served by the Waves for Change team, but not before the children were entertained by fun games and songs to get energy levels back up. The day was a wonderful chance to help our environment along-side a number of partners and similar-minded organisations.