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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

Kitakyushu City

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

Davao City

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.

group photo Kitakyushu side
Group photo Davao side

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.

14:30-14:35 Advance briefing
14:35-14:40 Video message from the mayors
14:40-15:10 Keynote speech
15:10-15:50 Coastal cleanup report
15:50-16:45 Panel discussion
16:45-17:00 Closing
Zoom screen on Kitakyushu City side
Zoom screen on both cities
roup photo of all participants
roup photo of Kitakyushu side
group photo of Davao side

Presentation materials

Kitakyushu City

Davao City


Video message from Mayor of Davao City

Video message from Mayor of Kitakyushu City

Interview movie
~University of Kitakyushu~

Coastal Cleanup
~Kitakyushu City side~

Interview movie
~Davao City side~

※This video is created by Lakbai TV in coordination with City government of Davao

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