Our next riverside clean-up & community picnic will be on Easter Sunday, April 21st, 2019- please join us if you are free! The 1,000 yen per person fee covers the cost of setting up the activity and any income above cost is donated to cleanoceansinternational.org - a breakdown of income, costs and donation amount available on the website & emailed to each participant (who signs up for a report) after each event. Meet at Mitaki train station by 9:30am for meet & greet 10-12 am Meet others & take part in a riverside clean-up (wear hats, suncream, gloves and bring your own bags if possible) 12pm~ Enjoy picnicking, potluck foods and fun along the riverbank After the event, make sure to keep an hour or so to visit the beautiful Mitaki-ji temple across the river. If possible, please bring your own trash home with you. Or better yet, try to bring all the foods & drinks in reusable containers. There will be cookies and some foods to share pot-luck style if you want to bring a community dish or something to share with others, please do.
I'll provide some homemade vegetarian & vegan snacks
I'll provide a big jug of ice-water you can use to refill a container
I'll have some spare hats, suncream, water, face-towels, snacks, picnic blanket, garbage bags, gloves and other useful items
This is the time to make efforts to improve our environment for the sake of our kids' future - even while on holiday! I'm a long-time resident of Japan (25 years) and after stepping away from 20 yrs teaching tourism & biz to start my own sustainable tourism business, one of my targets is to hold regular beach and river clean-ups to tackle #plasticpollution and improve the quality of our water systems. We hold clean-ups on every 3rd Sunday. It's a feel-good activity that is also a nice way to be a part of the local community for a day.
Opposite the clean-up site is a beautiful temple - one of Hiroshima's best-kept secrets - is Mitaki temple, a fabulous place to explore before or after the clean-up.
10月20日 日曜日 09:00～12:30
Fingers crossed for good weather, but if it is wet or rainy please come prepared. Rain or shine ok, but will be canceled if severe weather warnings are issued for Hiroshima city.
Hiroshima Riverside Clean-Up & Picnic