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Save The Environment, Clean-Up The River

UBUD - BALI, 4 October 2013 – As part of its sustainable environmental protection efforts Maya Ubud Resort and Spa once again participated in the annual Ocean Conservancy Program. The cleaning blitz of the Petanu River bank, which serves as the eastern boundary of the resort, was conducted on September 21st 2013 by a team of employees representing every department of the resort to prevent the waste dumped in the river from flowing down to the ocean. Volunteers from all staff of Maya Ubud, local communities, and local schools were also taking part in this special event. There were in total of 99 persons participated, which was more than the participants of last year event.

Along a 1.2 km stretch of the river cleaned, 252 kilograms of garbage were collected. The garbage was then sent to the Temesi Recycling Plant in Gianyar for proper disposal. Maya Ubud’s Enviromental Officer, Romy Anggara, said “We believe that by our participation in this annual event, we at Maya Ubud Resort & Spa can continuously contribute to the environmental protection of the river, and by involving our employees, it will eventually improve their environmental awareness and assist in their education and that of our customers and stakeholders”.

The Ocean Conservancy was founded in 1972, with the goals to promote healthy and diverse ocean ecosystems. Ocean Conservancy educates and empowers citizens to take action on behalf of the ocean. From the Arctic to the Gulf of Mexico to the halls of Congress, Ocean Conservancy brings people together to find solutions for protecting our planet’s water. Informed by science, the work guides policy and engages people in protecting the ocean and its wildlife for future generations.