Chennai’s Blue Revolution has begun!

Chennai’s coasts play a vital role when it comes to the marine ecosystem of India. Consisting of vast stretches of beaches, they serve as nesting grounds for the critically endangered Olive Ridley Sea Turtles, and several other marine species. Owing to rapid urbanization, these beaches have today become a tourist attraction, which has caused countless people to visit these serene beaches.

The only problem, we have been throwing our trash into the ocean, and on these beaches, making them heavily polluted.

E.F.I in collaboration with the Greater Chennai Corporation and the HCL Foundation have taken on the task of reviving Chennai’s coastlines! On 7th November, a small group of residents from Chennai had volunteered to clean the beach stretch between the Ashtalakshmi Temple Beach and the Arupadai Temple Beach.

A total of 350 kg of plastic waste and glass bottles were cleared from this beach stretch in just a matter of 2 hours!

Before and After Comparison!

We thank all those who volunteered with us to clean our beaches!

Volunteer for India and her Environment with E.F.I, Jai Hind!

Published by LakesOfIndia

Lakes of India is an E.F.I initiative aimed at sensitizing the larger public on freshwater habitats across the country. A blog platform where one can read about lakes across India. You can become a guest blogger to write about a lake in your hometown and initiate an action to protect that lake.

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