Hoi An Clean up is a non-profit community organization dedicated to the cleaning and preservation of Hoi An environment.
We started this campaign in Feb 2017 by organizing River Clean Up every Saturday morning. The event is a good opportunity to make inspiration and encourage the local people and expat community to clean up the Thu Bon river together.
Our Mission is to clean, protect and provide a healthy river system to help sustain marine life and the environment. We are committed to improving a safe clean waterway by raising environmental awareness through education and prevention, by fostering partnerships and working together with community leaders, businesses, and local governments for a healthy river. This river system nurtured and nourished us for thousands of years. It is time we nurture and nourish it back to health.
There many environmental issues around the world, garbage, plastic pollution and water pollution to name a few. Education for saving the environment should start at school level, education plays a massive role in building a society that is knowledgeable towards the environment and its associated problems.
The first step in addressing environment issue is raising awareness. So we arrange meet with school students to discuss with them about the impact of waste on earth and how to do practice the garbage sorting. With our program School Think Green, we hope to teach, encourage and motivate the people to take proper actions to help save the environment
We have supported local artisans with the aim of giving financial assistance and education in order to provide a sustainable future. We believe in the fair pay of artisans, who work hard in their craft and put an incredible amount of effort into producing high quality products.
We encourage you to take part in workshops leads by our skillful artisans, make your own products or partly join the making process to give them some financial support. It is not just the learning process of a traditional craft that attracts people to bamboo craft, sedge mattress weaving, pottery or other artisan skills. It is the people who share the knowledge and the place where they are rooted. Because traditional skills emanate from roots, a connection to land, a passion for sustainability and a handed down knowledge of cultural and natural heritage.
By taking your time to visit a local craft-family and learn from their traditional handicraft, you give them some financial assistance and also builds pride and self-confidence among local artisans, and encourage them to treasure their skill and conserve it for the future generation