Chennai Coastal Cleanup 3 - Feb 5


Mission - Spread environmental awareness to preserve nature in our society and polluted metro
How - Clean up 15 km Chennai beach stretch from Marina till Injambakkam with hundreds of volunteers
When - Sunday, Feb 5, 2012, 6am-9am

History of CTC past's environmental awareness drives -


5am - 500 to 1000 volunteers assemble in 11 pick up points across the city. Participants from other cities are most welcome to support this epic endeavor. (see below)

5-6am - Volunteers will be grouped in 15 Garbage Busting (GB) teams and teams will move to 15 designated beach zones between Marina till Injambakkam lead by CTC organizers/seniors.

6 am - Upon Arrival at beaches, Distribute garbage bags, gloves and strategise about how the teams will work together to overcome this Eco-challenge.

6-9am - Each of the teams will only have to clean a 1 km zone. This challenge will be accomplished successfully even before the sun rises high above our heads.

9am - After all that work, teams will gobble down yummy breakfast after which take there will be group photos with mountains of garbage bags so that the press can publish our beliefs and efforts In pictures. Those interested are welcome to walk, wade, jump or dive into the cool blue sea along our clean again tropical beaches.

10-11am - This will be followed by safe disposal of garbage following which we will return back to various the drop off points in the city.


Volunteers will be picked up at 11 assembly points across the city -

Adyar - Rainforest - 5:30am
Ashok Pillar - Udayam Theatre - 5am
Egmore - Railway station - 5:15am
Guindy circle - Mount Road opposite railway station - 5:15am
Kottivakam - Bharat Petroleum bunk - 5:30am
Koyambedu - petrol bunk opposite CMBT - 5am
Marina lighthouse - lighthouse - 6am
Tirunmangalam signal - Anna Nagar West bus depot - 5am
Tirunvanmyur - Adyar Bakery - 5:30am
Velachery - opposite Vijayanagar bus stop - 5:15am
Besant Nagar - Eliot beach - 5:50am

Volunteers will be split up in groups and allocated different beach zones for cleanup covering the entire Chennai coastal line from Marina till Injanmbakkam,80.274782&spn=0.071515,0.111494


Media and photographers will extensively cover the entire clean-up operation. As during previous cleanup drives we will try to get extensive media coverage to send a strong message to the general public on environmental awareness and preservation.


We welcome schools, companies, external groups to join our mega-cleanup campaign. No need to register individually - just shoot an email to with the group name and headcount you wish to participate. We would allocate a dedicate beach zone to your group.


We need sponsors for garbage bags and latex gloves. Any company or group or individual willing to sponsor (part of) the required expense please contact me directly. Companies interested to sponsor the volunteers with other memorables (cap, tee, ...) are also welcome.


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