Over 200 volunteers from the Dawoodi Bohra community of Houston gathered on Surfside beach on Sunday to clean the area of trash.
As part of the Bohra’s Turning the Tide against plastic pollution movement – a global drive to eliminate single-use plastic and rid bodies of water of plastic pollution – men, women, and children helped to clear the beach of debris left by the recent hurricanes.
The Surfside beach clean-up is part of the Dawoodi Bohras’ program to support the City of Houston’s Climate Action Plan.
Ummehani Vanthliwala, a member of the Dawoodi Bohras of Houston, said, “Protecting and enhancing the natural environment is an important part of the Dawoodi Bohra faith, and we are honored to support the City of Houston’s Climate Action Plan, particularly during the week when the World Bank and IMF are calling for more diverse Voices For Climate.”
The Dawoodi Bohra faith is renowned the world over for its community service. Turning the Tide is part of Project Rise – a global Dawoodi Bohra initiative working in partnership with government bodies and local organizations to help alleviate hunger, raise health and hygiene levels among children and families, and preserve and protect the environment.
A video, Turning the Tide Against Plastic Pollution – The Dawoodi Bohras, explains more about the initiative and calls on everyone to harbor a greater sense of responsibility to the environment.