The International Coastal Cleanup Singapore (ICCS) was held at Coney Island on 23 September 2017, with the aim of educating the NTU community on marine trash pollution with data collected from the coastal cleanup, and the ultimate goal of reducing the pollution in our waterways. 54 participants covered a 200-metre stretch of Coney Island’s shorelines to collect the trash. Despite an unexpected downpour during the event, our participants braved the rain and managed to collect 106kg of trash. Participants also extended their care to fellow members by sharing their umbrellas or passing their umbrellas on to other members even if it meant that they would be drenched by the rain. If you have unfortunately missed the ICCS, fret not! There are many other ways to protect the environment, such as avoiding the use of plastic bags in supermarkets and stores and minimising food takeaways. You can also keep a lookout for future Earthlink events and join like-minded peers in protecting our environment!