SM Olongapo, in keeping its commitment to promote and support the International Coastal Cleanup, joined the coastal clean-up activity in Kalaklan recently.
“Empowering people to take an active role in the preservation of the ocean is a way of helping in the conservation of the ocean,” a statement from SM said.
SM affiliates , tenants, agencies and employees engaged in the noble activity to help eliminate trash and debris from beaches and waterways that contribute to pollution.
SM Supermalls share the same advocacy with OC-ICC(Ocean Conservancy-International Coastal Cleanup) through the SM Cares program on Environment and Volunteerism which works actively to safeguard our natural ecosystems, provide information and educate the public on various environmental concerns and encourage the community members to do their share to preserve mother nature.
Volunteer organizations, patrons of SM Olongapo, LGU representatives, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, the Philippine Coast Guard, PNP, Bureau of Fire Protection, business groups,17 Barangays, Boy Scouts of the Phils. and Girl Scouts of the Phils. Olongapo chapter, students and teachers participated in the Coastal Cleanup.
According to Ocean Conservancy report more than 18 million pounds of trash was collected by nearly 800,000 volunteers during the 2015 International Coastal Cleanup.
This annual activity empowers people to stop the flow of trash before it hits the ocean. SM Olongapo constantly supports this kind of activity and adhere to one common purpose.(PR-SMOL)