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About Us關於我們

跨出第一步(令人難忘的第一次)
2005年10月進行了室內培訓後,開始了第一次的監測活動,當大家來到海岸邊,只能用「不知如何是好」來形容,哪有什麼沙灘可言!因為沙灘上盡是垃圾!印象很深的是保麗龍、飲料杯、飲料玻璃瓶、藥用玻璃瓶(醫療廢棄物)等等,撿都撿不完,保麗龍粉碎的小球滿地都是,最後大家拿木片用刮的,好不容易才清出一片長約50公尺的沙灘,大家就沒有力氣了。第一次活動我們發動很多人來參加,大家驚訝於海灘的現況,但到了第二次就只剩下環境志工10多人來,大概是第一次大家都怕到了。


Our Unforgettable First Time
After the indoor training in October 2005, we began our first monitoring activity.  When the volunteers reached the beach, everyone was so uncertain about what he/she should do.  The beach was all covered by liter, hardly any spare space left.  Rubbish was too much to clean up, such as Styrofoam, beverage cups, glass beverage bottles, medical glass bottles, and the like.  Styrofoam was breaking into countless tiny particles, and our volunteers had to use flat wooden trunk to grasp and clean them.  Our volunteers took a great deal of efforts to clean the beach.  The task was so tough that everyone was exhausted after cleaning just 50-meter long beach.  The first time we encaged many volunteers, and then only about 10 volunteers came for the second cleanup.  The work was a bit too difficult for many people, we guess.

 


志工的參與
慢慢的我們有越來越多的志工固定來參與,也有很多志工是有空就會來,我們核心的成員也成立海廢社團,藉由社團讓大家有更多的向心力,同時也透過部落格累積及分享資料。我們將每個月活動的時間固定下來(例如每月第三週週日下午),讓其變成常態活動,讓大家覺得每個月一次,一次三小時,我們都可以為地球做點事。我們的成員有家庭主婦、老師、糕餅師傅、小企業老闆娘、設計師、上班族、學生、小朋友等,大家都很熱心。時間久了,慢慢的會有一些團體不定時加進來參與,有的老師會帶著學生一起來,有的是公司同事一群人,也有許多家庭相邀一起來的,參與的人有越來越多了,令人欣慰。
 

Involvement of Volunteers
Gradually the numbers of the volunteers increase.  Lots of volunteers join the activity whenever they find time.  Then the Marine Debris Monitoring Association was founded by the volunteers.  The Association makes the volunteer participation work even better.  Moreover, the data collected was uploaded to the Internet for information sharing.  We made it a set time to meet on the third Sunday of every month.  This once-a-month, 3-hour cleanup activity becomes an easy routine that everyone can do to help the planet of earth.  Our volunteers include house wives, teachers, bakery chef, business owners, designers, company employees, students, and even children.  Other groups or associations also attend the cleanup occasionally.  Teachers lead the students to join us.  Company employees and many families consider the cleanup as a nice outdoor activity.  The increasing participants make us very delighted.