HandsOn Shanghai aims to mobilize volunteers to clean up local beaches in Shanghai, raise awareness for ocean and marine life protection, and ultimately reduce damage to the marine environment.
We believe that for change to take place, awareness and tangibility of issues serves as the foundation for action, and through this program we aim to engage up thousands of volunteers. Individuals, students, youth, groups, companies, all will gain a higher level of awareness and tangibility to problem the trash in our oceans, which we hope will catalyze changes in habit.
During the past 8 years, over 7,000 volunteers participated in 215 beach clean-ups at Shanghai’s local beaches to help protect the marine environment, enhance environmental awareness, and promote community service concept.
Our Impact to date:
7,271 volunteers be onsite
43,620 volunteer hours
305 km beach site
308,570 pieces trash
46,060 kg trash
With the challenge itself only continuing to grow, and by some estimates it is possible that there will be more trash in our oceans than fish by 2050, HandsOn Shanghai is now looking to triple our effort at the beaches and make significant investments in awareness campaigns focused on behavioral change. Be it through the change of consumer habits, and reduction of waste creation, or through community awareness and cleanup campaigns aimed at communities taking responsibility for litter.