RCE Penang - 2018

INTERNATIONAL BEACH CLEAN UP
Basic Information
Title of project : 
INTERNATIONAL BEACH CLEAN UP
Submitting RCE: 
RCE Penang
Contributing organization(s) : 
RCE SEJAHTERA YOUTH USM
WITH PARTNERSHIP:
REGIONAL CENTRE OF EXPERTISE ON EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (RCE ESD) PENANG, USM
REEF CHECK MALAYSIA
Focal point(s) and affiliation(s)
Name: 
Dr Nurul Salmi Abd Latip
Organizational Affiliation: 
RCE Penang, Universiti Sains Malaysia
E-mail: 
Name: 
RCE Sejahtera Youth
Organizational Affiliation: 
RCE Penang, Universiti Sains Malaysia
Name: 
Ms Wan Sharipahmira Mohd Zain
Organizational Affiliation: 
RCE Penang, Universiti Sains Malaysia
Format of project: 
Report
Language of project: 
English
Date of submission:
Saturday, September 29, 2018
Additional resources: 
https://www.facebook.com/RCEPenangUSM/
Geographical & Education Information
Region: 
Asia-Pacific
Country: 
Malaysia
Location(s): 
PANTAI SUNGAI BATU, TELUK KUMBAR
Address of focal point institution for project: 
RCE Penang
Ground Floor, Block D07
Sejahtera Tower
11800 USM
Universiti Sains Malaysia
Penang, Malaysia
Ecosystem(s):
Socioeconomic and environmental characteristics of the area : 
Sungai Batu is the name of the river as well as the coastal village on the southern part of Penang Island, Malaysia. Located between Bayan Lepas and Teluk Kumbar, it is one of those places in Penang.
Description of sustainable development challenge(s) in the area the project addresses: 
The International Beach Clean Up programme is part of a global environmental movement and is important as an educational programme for all participants. A beach clean-up allows individuals and community to come together regardless of different background and interests, and address the issue of marine litter on our beaches and its impact. The overall aim is a local and global improvement of our beaches and coastlines. Through this programme, the community can participate and get exposure on waste management and environmental protection.
Contents
Status: 
Completed
Period: 
September, 2018
Rationale: 
This project helps in increasing public awareness on the need to protect and preserve our natural environment. It also encourages people to take part in the environmental activities and most importantly to build awareness of the problems that are caused by rubbish left on the beaches. Basically, this project is implemented not just to collect and segregate the recyclable and non-recyclable items but to join hands with volunteers and local community so that they can see by themselves about the amount of waste being produced hence can build awareness at a large scale for the future of mankind, flora and fauna especially animals that live in oceans that are deeply affected by the rubbish especially plastic bags and straws.
Objectives: 
To increase public awareness on the need to protect and preserve our natural environment
To encourage people to take part in the environmental activities
To build awareness of the problems that are caused by garbage left on the beaches
Activities and/or practices employed: 
Basically, this project is implemented not just to collect and segregate the recyclable and non-recyclable items but to join hands with volunteers and local community so that they can see by themselves about the amount of waste being produced hence can build awareness at a large scale for the future of mankind, flora and fauna especially animals that live in oceans that are deeply affected by the rubbish
Size of academic audience: 
Community, Students, Youth
Results: 
Beach clean up can be implemented more successfully if we receive full cooperation and support from all parties. This programme also aligns well with the Penang State Government’s campaign of “Greener & Cleaner Penang”. By doing more programme like this, it can help to educate students and Penang communities at large on importance of maintaining cleanliness of our healthy environment thus making Malaysia a greener nation. We also hope that our participants and people around the world can practice sustainable living and try to reduce amount of waste. We are looking forward for greener Universiti Sains Malaysia, a greener Penang, a greener Malaysia and thus a greener world
Key messages: 
By doing more programme like this, it can help to educate students and Penang communities at large on importance of maintaining cleanliness of our healthy environment thus making Malaysia a greener nation.
Relationship to other RCE activities: 
This project is one of the activities held by RCE Sejahtera Youth, RCE Penang in collaboration with Reef Check Malaysia in order to promote international coastal clean up.
Funding: 
RCE Penang, Universiti Sains Malaysia

Pictures:

File Name Caption for picture Photo Credit
Image icon RSY 1.jpg (191.14 KB) Volunteers segregate the waste
Image icon RSY 2.jpg (138.49 KB) Disscussion during International Beach Clean Up
Image icon RSY 3.jpg (230.39 KB) Briefing session
Image icon RSY4.jpg (325.52 KB) Volunteers are collecting rubbish
Image icon RSY5.jpg (262.41 KB) Volunteers during International Beach Clean Up
Image icon RSY6.jpg (305.41 KB) Secretariats for International Beach Clean Up 2018
References and reference materials: 
UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
(https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/sdgs) and other themes of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)
SDG 3 - Ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages 
Indirect
SDG 6 - Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all 
Direct
SDG 7 - Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all 
Indirect
SDG 9 - Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialisation, and foster innovation 
Direct
SDG 11 - Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable 
Direct
SDG 12 - Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns 
Direct
SDG 13 - Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts 
Direct
SDG 14 - Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development 
Direct
SDG 15 - Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification and halt and reverse land degradation, and halt biodiversity loss 
Direct
Theme
Curriculum Development 
Direct
Forests/Trees 
Direct
Plants & Animals 
Direct
Waste 
Direct
Global Action Programme (GAP) on Education for Sustainable Development – Priority Action Areas
Priority Action Area 2 - Transforming learning and training environments 
Direct
Priority Action Area 3 - Building capacities of educators and trainers 
Direct
Priority Action Area 4 - Empowering and mobilizing youth 
Direct