Kitakyushu City and Davao city celebrated the 5th anniversary of the Green Sister City Conclusion!
Kitakyushu City and Davao City in the Republic of the Philippines have nurtured a friendly relationship, including cooperation in the environmental field, since becoming Green Sister Cities in 2017, and to mark the 5th anniversary, a two-part citizen exchange event was held on the theme of marine plastic waste, which has recently become a global issue.
Part 1: Coastal Cleanup
|Date & Time||Sunday, May 29, 9:00-10:30 a.m.|
|Place||Iwaya Beach (Oaza-Aruga, Wakamatsu-ku, Kitakyushu City)|
|Participants||50 people (39 from the University of Kitakyushu (37 students and 2 faculty members) and 11 city employees)
*Overall, 1,007 citizens participated in the Iwaya Beach cleanup.
|Amount of trash||1,240 kg of combustible trash, 3,940 kg of bulky trash|
|Date & Time||Saturday, May 28, 6:00-8:30 a.m.（Philippine time）|
|Place||7 autonomous communities along the coast (cleanup area: 7 km)|
|Participants||748 people (students and volunteer groups)|
|Amount of trash:||326 bags (3,527 kg)|
Since May is Davao City's Environment Month, the Davao Citizens' Coastal Cleanup was held on May 28, and university students from Kitakyushu City participated in the coastal cleanup held at Iwaya Beach on May 29 during the "Clean up Town Beautification Campaign”. At the beach cleanup site, in addition to picking up litter, they used litter survey cards to the participants surveyed the types and quantities of litter on the beach.
Part 2: Online Environmental Workshop
|Date & Time||Friday, June 17, 2:30-5:00 p.m. (Japan time)|
|Place:||Kitakyushu City: Connected from the conference room of the International Village Exchange Center
Davao City: Connected from CENRO office in People's Park
|Participants||Kitakyushu City: The University of Kitakyushu (421Lab. Aozoragaku, Green Bird Kitagata Team)
Davao City: Ateneo de Davao University
Both cities were connected online to report the results of a litter survey at a beach cleanup, introduce activities that university students are engaged in on a daily basis, and exchange opinions.
|14:35-14:40||Video message from the mayors|
|15:10-15:50||Coastal cleanup report|