Save Philippine Seas (SPS) is celebrating marine life with up to 2,000 attendees at the Seatizen’s Festival, a big fundraiser with a fun run, Sunday market, and concert at the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center (NAPWC) in September 2013.
SPS and Run for Change (Run4change, Inc.) will be putting a new kind of fun into a fun run. The race will be a “green race” and will strictly implement various green practices for minimal waste. Several aspects of the event will be done digitally or using recyclable materials.
Participants will be encouraged to come in costume made from recyclable or reusable materials. These could be full costumes, shirts they made themselves, or hats with coastal and marine life designs. Photos of costumed runners will be uploaded immediately to the Seatizen’s Festival Facebook page for the public to vote on their favorites. Winners with the most “Likes” will be announced at the end of the month and will receive special prizes.
Here’s SPS’s very own Wahine Warrior Kage Gozun wearing a scuba diver costume during the Manila Surfers Cup.
Kage says, “Twin tanks were made out of two 2L Coke bottles wrapped in foil tape. BCD was an old backpack. Tanks attached via velcro and cable ties. Regulator and hose were made out of a recycled sampaloc candy container wrapped in electric tape and an unused Gasul attachment. Weights carved out of styrofoam (not worn in the water). Mask was a P30 ‘safety’ mask that I doubt is very protective (not worn in the water).”
Source: Liquid Dumaguete
Fun run distances are 1k for kids, and 3k, 5k, 10k for teens and adults, with a route that will take runners from North Avenue to Agham Road to Quezon Avenue and back into NAPWC. Registration fee is P350.
Runners will also be reminded to bring their own water bottles and bring snacks in biodegradable or reusable packaging. All race and publicity materials printed on tarps will be donated to the Children’s Environmental Education Awareness Foundation, a non-profit organization that upcycles tarps into schoolbags for public school students in poor communities.
The Sunday market will showcase up to forty exhibitors and feature creative activities, artwork by local artists, eco-friendly products, retailers, food establishments, exhibits by NGOs and school organizations. The “green” practice extends here as well; all exhibitors will be encouraged to use recyclable or reusable materials for booth décor, product packaging, and other purposes.
Rock the Boat concert
Exciting rock bands and performers will be keeping seatizens entertained all throughout the festival.
To participate in the Seatizen’s Festival and support SPS’ projects, please contact Nix Nicolas at email@example.com or 0917-9015216.
ABOUT Save Philippine Seas
SAVE PHILIPPINE SEAS is an independent movement to protect the country’s marine resources by harnessing the power of social media; lobbying for the strict enforcement of environmental laws; and implementing various information, education, and communication projects.
To find out more, visit www.savephilippineseas.com, follow @SavePHSeas on Twitter, or “Like” Save Philippine Seas on Facebook.
ABOUT Run for Change
RUN4CHANGE INC. is a non-profit organization with the goal to motivate and inspire individuals through running. As an organization it advocates social change and reform through various programs, activities and events. Its 3-pronged program includes sports education, sports development, and events.
To find out more, visit www.run4change.com, or “Like” Run for Change on Facebook.