September 21 marks a day to remember for a number of reasons, but this year, let it be because it marks International Coastal Clean-Up (ICC) Day.
ICC Day falls on the third Saturday of September of each year as declared by the Philippine government in 2003 to raise awareness about the growing marine debris problem. Observed worldwide, ICC Day gathers volunteers to remove trash from beaches, coasts, rivers, waterways, and underwater dive sites, and to record information on the debris collected.
There’s something special in store for Globe customers who participate in ICC Day this year: They can get 100 Globe Rewards points when they participate in the coastal clean-up drive led by the International Coastal Clean-Up Philippines (ICC Philippines) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) on September 21 in selected locations around Metro Manila and Subic Bay Freeport Zone in Zambales.
In line with its 917 celebration this month, Globe is calling on its customers to sign up and volunteer to help clean up Baseco Beach in Tondo, Manila, which is part of the Manila Bay coastline; and the Las Piñas-Parañaque Critical Habitat and Ecotourism Area (LPPCHEA), a wetland situated south of Manila Bay recognized internationally due to the critical role it plays in the survival of threatened bird species. Globe customers may also participate in the coastal clean-up at the Lighthouse Marina Resort, Moonbay Marina Complex, Subic Bay Freeport Zone in Zambales.
Globe customers who will join the coastal clean-up are entitled to 100 Globe Rewards Points when they scan a QR code and input their mobile phone number upon registration at the location of their choice from 6am to 12 noon.
Globe also continues its Wassup (‘Wag sa single-use plastic) advocacy with its Plastic Xchange program in seven partner communities where Globe customers can exchange 30 pieces of single use plastic waste for 100 Globe Rewards Points. (The last one was held last Sept. 14.)
All plastic wastes collected were delivered to Green Antz, an Ayala Land partner organization that converts plastics into eco bricks to be used as construction materials. A maximum of 3,500 bricks, the equivalent of a 60sqm room that can be used for any space, including classrooms, will be donated back to each barangay that participated in the program.
For more about Globe and its sustainability programs, visit globe.com.ph.