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Marc Nelson wants to do this every weekend
Philippine Daily Inquirer
Marc Nelson has been a Hands on Manila (an NGO that mobilizes people to help address Manila’s various environmental, educational and social concerns) volunteer for almost four years.
The Inquirer spotted him shoveling trash on Freedom Island in Parañaque for the group’s recent Manila Coastal Clean-Up. He told us: “I wish I could do this every weekend. I love the fact that there’s a big turnout of volunteers this year. It’s really hot out here [but] people are working hard, planting mangroves and getting rid of as much trash as possible. You look around and it seems like a hopeless situation; there’s just so much plastic! I hope people would be more aware of how their actions affect the environment. The Freedom Island is very important to our ecosystem. A healthy mangrove system means more fish.” Jodee Agoncillo
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