TEAM EFFORT. Volunteers from the PWU community do their part to protect the world’s oceans – starting from their local coastline, Manila Bay.

The PWU volunteers, consisting of administrators, students, faculty, and staff, gather for a photo before beginning the Coastal Clean-up.

PWU joins Coastal Clean-Up

Posted: September 21, 2017

The Philippine Women’s University took part in the 32nd International Coastal Clean-Up, hosted by the City of Manila on Saturday, September 16, 2017. The volunteer effort, which spans the whole globe, seeks to raise awareness on the impact of marine debris on our daily lives by engaging people to participate in fighting against ocean trash. This year’s clean-up commenced with the theme “Sulong Maynila Bayanihan” and took place at the Baywalk along Roxas Boulevard.

It was attended by different schools and departments of the PWU community – from its administrators to its students – including UNICORP, Media Center, Institutional Services, School of Environmental Science, School of Education, School of Tourism, School of Nursing, School of Music, Conrado Benitez Institute for Business Education, School of International Relations & Diplomacy, and Philippine School of Social Work. 73 PWU volunteers were able to collect 55 sacks of marine debris, consisting of plastic, foam, construction materials, and other waste items. The clean-up was an eye-opener to many, as they realized the role they play and the responsibility they possess in protecting our environment, especially our oceans.

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