6 Best Beach Cleanup Communities in Bali, You’re Free to Join!
Are you the type of person who likes to enjoy or relax by yourself on the beach for hours? It must be great when you enjoy the white, clean beach while you can see a lot of people. That’s why the beach cleanup movement is really important. Especially in Bali, because they received a lot of tourists per year and there are a lot of beaches that need a cleanup.
If you are staying or traveling to Bali, why not join the movement just once at least? You can be a volunteer where you can help other people. One of the reasons that you should do the movement is it can improve the coastal and ocean ecosystem. So, what are you waiting for? Go join these Bali beach cleanup communities to be a volunteer!
1. One Island One Voice
The first is One Island One Voice, a community that was established in 2005. They always make the biggest beach cleanup event per year and you can join it if you want to. The areas that they will visit are Badung, Buleleng, Gianyar, Jembrana, Karangasem, Klungkung, Tabanan, and Denpasar. Due to the COVID-19, they will limit the number for joining the event and it will be just for 25 people. Besides that, you can join them by signing a contract to say NO to single-use plastic. After that, yeah! You’re ready to join as a volunteer and be the part of history where you’re going to clean the beaches.
2. Trash Hero
For the next one, you can count on Trash Hero if you want to join the beach cleanup activity in Bali. They have around 170+ active communities in Thailand, Indonesia, Myanmar, Singapore, USA, Europe, Australia, and the Netherlands. If you want to join their event, you don’t have to pay or sign-up, you can just show up and join with the rest of the teams. They usually held the movement once a week to pick up trash, and to make the environment cleaner. By joining the movement, you are aware that it is important to take care of the environment and you understand how it works.
Contact: +62 363 21333
3. Ocean Mimic
Another Bali beach cleanup community is Ocean Mimic, a brand and charity united that was established in 2008. If you want to join them, they have several activities that you can count on related to the beach cleanup itself. You can join the monthly internship, cleanup coordinator, recycle center, content creator, and many more. The beach cleanup event is held weekly, it is usually on weekends. Also, they organize a network of cleanups worldwide. So if you want to join them, get ready! The interesting thing here is that they have created a collection of recycled dive wear for women and men by recycled plastic and fishing nets. How cool, right?
Also read: Volunteer in Bali: Tips and Program Recommendations
4. Tourism for SDGs
Tourism for SDGs is a co-creation platform that is committed to save our planet and make it the safest planet to live. This movement aims to minimize the impact of waste on those beautiful beaches in Bali that strengthen the tourism industry at the same time. You can join them to the beach cleanup activity by coming to the place where it will begin with the other people.
5. Old Man’s Canggu
For the next one, you can count on Old Man’s Canggu if you want to join the beach cleanup activity in Bali. They usually hold the activity every Saturday at 3 or 4 pm, and sometimes have a collaboration cleaning-up with Ocean Mimic and Eco Living. If you want to be a volunteer, they will provide you to get a free beer, sangria or juice, and a goodie bag from Eco Living Bali. There is no need to bring anything because they will provide you the bags and gloves. You will be very welcomed to join and there is no need to sign-up first. It is not only about cleaning the beach, but it also about how you can contribute and make an impact for the environment to be better and better.
6. Gapura Bali
Last but not least, Gapura Bali is one of the communities that held beach cleanup activities in Bali. Some of the areas that they ever cleaned back then are beaches in Tabanan, Badung, Gianyar, Buleleng, Jembrana, Klungkung, Denpasar, and Mertasari. The people that have joined this event by Gapura also varied, starting from the armed forces, Bali polices, Bali Provincial Government, Badung District Government, students, and many other communities. More than 8,000 people have joined the event, and they work together to make the beaches in Bali become clean. If you want to join and be one of them, you can right away join the community and take part in cleaning some of the beaches in Bali.
Ways To Help Keep The Beach Clean
Other than joining a beach cleanup community, you can also help keep the beach clean on your own. Here are a few ways on how you can keep the beach clean by doing a few small things:
Reduce the use of plastic
Try reducing the use of plastic by bringing your own reusable bags to carry any snacks, drinks, or food that you are taking to the beach
Pick up any trash you see
Picking up any trash that you see as you leave the beach can greatly help to keep the beach clean.
Bring your own water bottle
One of the most effective ways to keep the beach clean is to avoid using plastic wherever possible. You can simply bring your own reusable water bottle instead of buying one from the store.
Be mindful of your cigarette waste
Most of the time people who smokes in the beach would leave their cigarette butts in the sand. Like all other waste, cigarette would wind up being in the sea posing a threat to marine life and even birds attempting to consume them on land. So, always be mindful of your cigarette waste and throw them in the trash.
That’s all. Now you know that in Bali, it is not only about parties or traveling. But, it is also about how you can take care of the environment in a positive way. You can quickly join them because all of those communities don’t require the volunteer to pay. You can also do things to keep the beach clean. So, we wish you had a good experience in a beach cleanup in Bali, Flokqers!
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