On March 6 2016 we held a Batukaras CLEAR Awards party celebrating all those who have been working together to support the environment in the Batukaras area and making CLEAR beach clean events and other activities a success. The event included local government, community leaders, students and teachers of elementary / junior high / high schools, women’s group, scouts, traditional arts groups, sponsors and many others from the local community who all support CLEAR action. The Awards party was organized as a form of gratitude, respect and appreciation everyone participating in maintaining and improving the natural environment in the Batukaras area, especially Batukaras Beach.
Batukaras CLEAR Awards 2016
was filled with various activities, including tradional Sundanese art performances such as martial arts and dance (ronggeng & jaipong) performed by elementary-junior high school students from SMPN1 and Panglipur Galuh Cijulang. Additionally we held mini theater of CLEAR Friends with the theme of protecting the environment. This was done in an effort to provide information, outreach and education to the community about the dangers of excessive use of plastic bags and littering.
At the awards ceremony there are several award categories including ‘Inspirational Leaders’, ‘Committed Supporters’, ‘Active Participants’ and the appointment of Batukaras CLEAR Ambassador. Awards ‘Inspirational Leader’ and ‘Committed Supporter’ were given to people who have been inspiring the children and the local community to participate in beach clean up activities.