More than half a thousand volunteers from local organizations and private sectors, including frontliners, professionals, employees, students, divers, and many more gathered together to collect and segregate an estimated 1,713 kg of non-biodegradable waste at the recently concluded 37th International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) day hosted by The Bellevue Resort in Doljo Beach, Panglao, Bohol.
International Coastal Cleanup Day on September 17 is a promise to bring cleanliness and purity to nature as a whole. The day was started as a way to raise awareness about the growing pollution on various beaches of the world. Population growth and capitalism are just two of the main factors that have led to severely high levels of pollution in the environment, particularly in the oceans that make up over 70% of our planet.
The Bellevue Resort led the International Coastal Cleanup day last September 17 as part of a global collaboration for Ocean Conservancy’s worldwide campaign. This is its fifth year in a row to stand in support of their advocacy for environmental preservation. Teamed up with the resort where the Department of Tourism, Provincial Government of Bohol, Municipality of Panglao, Plastic Free Bohol, Blue Freedom Apnea, Club Aquasports, and NVR Land Tourist Transport.
The Bellevue Resort – Bohol is a two-time ASEAN Green Hotel awardee, proudly a leader for sustainability. This eco-friendly five-star hotel has consistently spearheaded meaningful initiatives for responsible tourism in Bohol since its opening in 2012. Today the resort continues to head and take part in various efforts to promote environmental protection and conservation in the Philippines.
To know more about the resort, visit www.thebellevuebohol.com.