Taiwan’s National Clean Up Event is in its second year running this coming May 20, 2018 and will take place in twelve locations across Taiwan:
- Fulong Beach – event link
- Danshui – event link
- Jinshan – event link
- Wai’ao – event link
- Pingxi – event link
- Shifen – event link
- Taitung – event link
- Baishawan Bay – event link
- Wulai – event link
- Kaohsiung – event link
- Hualien – event link
- Yushan – event link
Sponsored by Roxy and organized by Taiwan Adventure Outings (TAO) in partnership with several international and local enterprises, the event is set to make an even larger positive impact this year.
The national event aims to bring environmental awareness to those living in Taiwan, as well as provide fun outdoor activities for families and individuals both young and old.
Every month, for the last two years, TAO, an environmentally conscious adventure company, has been hosting free beach and forest clean up events, with the goal of bringing communities together for environmental conservation, education and engagement.
The average Taiwan resident consumes an estimate of 800 plastic bags a year.
Globally the equivalent of one garbage truck per minute is being dumped in the oceans. Taiwan’s unique geographical location means it is prone to waste washing up on its shores.
Taiwan aims to be free of plastic by 2030, and already the Environmental Protection Agency has banned single-use bags in seven industries this year. Local initiatives like the Taiwan National Clean Up are essential to provide awareness and education about everyday plastic consumption to realize these goals.
The public is welcome to host clean up events in their local area, or join in on existing ones by contacting TAO at the email below or at the Facebook event links above.
Contact Taiwan Adventure Outings:
Roxy, Taiwan Adventure Outings, WRAPTIETM, One Brown Planet, NALA’S Mexican Food, Rising Sun Surf Inn, Taipei Hikers, Southern Taiwan Hiking, Origin Wellness and Yoga, ZIRAN, Taiwan Hiking Community, Blue Skies Adventures, Ocean Diary_我在海邊寫日記
A note from Taiwan Observer: Make sure you are allowed to volunteer on your current visa, some visa restrict volunteer work with out a permit.