Beach Cleaning Initiative
DLW in partnership with the Aqualung Institute and TFF promoted a cleaning effort in Flamengo Beach on Saturday, the 7th. Besides helping to clean the beach, the day promoted a lot of experience exchange among the involved and also served to celebrate the week of volunteering.
The environmental issue is an increasingly relevant theme today and awareness is fundamental for the preservation of the environment. In this regard, prior to the Saturday event, DLW and the Institute held a workshop for Dream Learn Work students to talk about the subject. There, students learned about how trash affects human’s and other animals’ lives and how we can help save the planet. In addition, all the youngsters, even those who could not attend Thursday, were invited to attend the event on the beach.
On Saturday, nearly 60 kilograms of garbage was collected with the help of the youngsters and their families and countless volunteers who signed up through the campaign launched by DLW. Everyone worked in pairs to increase motivation, and in the end the garbage was weighed and those who collected the most garbage received special prizes in addition to the giveaways given to everyone who participated.
Furthermore, major partners were also present at the event, which was also attended by members of the Brazilian Navy and the Royal Norwegian Consulate General, all doing their part for environmental awareness and preservation.