Chennai Coastal Cleanup/6, June 7th - Group Registration

Welcome to 6th edition of the Chennai Coastal Cleanup organized by The Chennai Trekking Club

Our ambitious target for June 7th is to collect 50+ tons of garbage from 20+km of Chennai beaches with 5000+ volunteers both individual volunteers, corporates, schools and NGOs all joining hands together to create a strong message of environmental awareness within the community. Coordination of this massive cleanup operation will be done by a 100+ member volunteer team of the Chennai Trekking Club which will coordinate with both groups and individual volunteers at 15+ target beach zones.

Action Plan

Groups (Corporates, schools, NGOs) will report to their designated beach zones on Sunday morning through their own transport and join the cleanup effort along with individual volunteers. The cleanup will happen between 6 to 8am. Corporates have to procure garbage bags, gloves and refreshments for their employees beforehand. Contact details of bags/gloves vendors will be shared. Estimated cost per head is around 50Rs. Schools, NGOs and individuals can participate free of cost.

The entire event will be covered by the traditional and social media. A significant team of photographers of the Chennai Trekking Club will provide complete coverage in order to carry our message of environmental awareness to a wide audience. Last year 6000 people participated in the 5th year edition of our Coastal Cleanup including 2000 individual volunteers and 100+ corporates, schools and NGOs cleaning up 50 tons of garbage from our 20km long coastline.

Long term sustainability

Garbage will be segregated in various categories (plastics, glass, bio-degradable...) and recycled to the maximum extent to minimize the percentage of leftover sent to the garbage dump. CTC will coordinate with third-party recycling companies and the Chennai Corporation for safe disposal of the remaining garbage. Volunteers and groups participating in the cleanup will receive a number of preparatory emails on proper segregation of materials.

During the 2 months prior to the cleanup CTC is organizing various initiatives to create awareness among the public through social media, #NoPlasticChallenge, guiding corporates and apartments on waste mgmt, educational programs with schools and study centers, flash mobs, street plays, mime's, online quiz, sharing info on recycle shops, plastic-free stores, workshops on sustainability, etc.


World Environment Day is on June 5th -
World Ocean Day is on June 8th -

Target Beach Zones

1 - Marina
2 - Lighthouse
3 - Santhome
4 - Foreshore
5 - Broken Bridge
6 - Besant Nagar
7 - Kalakshetra
8 - Tirunvanmyur
9 - Kottivakam
10 - Pallavakam
11 - Neelankarai North
12 - Neelankarai South
13 - Injambakkam
14 - Akkarai
15 - Panayur
16 - Uthandi
17 - Keezhkattalai Lake
18 - Mudichur Lake


Vinodh - - 9944649994
Vira - - 9551931696
Prabakar - - 9840130464
Thilak - - 9840873859


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The Chennai Trekking Club (CTC) is a 24 thousand member non-profit volunteer based organization. It’s one of the largest and most active outdoor groups in South India which provides a platform for like-minded outdoor and sports enthusiasts to connect through hundreds of outdoor events organized throughout the year. The group creates environmental awareness through many green initiatives including tree plantations, organic farming and coastal cleanups. CTC promotes an active lifestyle through various sports events including marathons and triathlons. Last year 1500 runners participated in the Chennai Trail Marathon, Javadhu Hills Ultra and Chennai Triathlons. The group also tries to instill social awareness by organizing social treks for the less privileged.

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