Matava – Fiji’s Premier Eco Adventure Resort and Mad Fish Dive Centre organise a Beach Clean-up on Kadavu for Project AWARE’s Dive For Earth Day 2010.
KADAVU, FIJI ISLANDS – 27 April 2010 –Matava – Fiji’s Premier Eco-Adventure Resort and Mad Fish Dive Centre are again proud to have been actively involved in Project AWARE’s Dive For Earth Day 2010.
2010 is the 40thAnniversary of Earth Day, an international campaign designed to raise environmental awareness on a global scale.
Underwater environments are under numerous threats including pollution, debirs, climate change, overfishing, and coral bleaching. Dive for Earth Day is an extraordinary opportunity to take action and help address the underwater issues that concern you most.
With the oceans covering more than 70% of the Earth’s surface and providing habitat for 90% of all life on the planet, one aim is to highlight the issues facing this particular environment, including pollution, debris, climate change, overfishing and coral-bleaching. Human activity is costing the Earth. And despite the oceans’ vast expanse, our marine debris is taking its toll on aquatic eco systems.
A very successful “rubbish filled” day was had by all on Vesi Beach in aid of Project AWARE’s Dive For Earth Day 2010.
10 school children from local Vacalea Primary School joined together with all 13 members of our dive group from Poland joined with all the staff from the resort and dive centre at Matava to clean up the beautiful Vesi Beach on Saturday 21st April 2010.
Over 10 sacks of marine debris were collected including shoes, fishing nets, plastic bags and even a plastic chair!
Then the sun shone for us as everyone enjoyed a BBQ, lolling around in the sea and plenty of rugby.
“At Matava, and Mad Fish Dive Centre we are of course both happy and proud to be involved in this global event and in the South Pacific and indeed the World” said Matava Director, Richard Akhtar.
“The educational value to the local scholl children should not be underestimated and they thoroughly enjoyed their day!”
Earth Day Network was founded on the premise that all people, regardless of race, gender, income, or geography, have a moral right to a healthy, sustainable environment. Our mission is to broaden and diversify the environmental movement worldwide, and to mobilize it as the most effective vehicle for promoting a healthy, sustainable environment. We pursue our mission through a combination of education, public policy, and activism campaigns. Earth Day Network has a global reach with more than 20,000 partners and organizations in 190 countries. More than 1 billion people participate in Earth Day activities, making it the largest secular civic event in the world.