Umi to Nihon Project Public Relations Office Held the “Spo GOMI Mie Series 2022 Spo GOMI Tournament in Ise” The winner was the SAS team from the local Ise city A total of 57 participants on the day collected 33.6 kg of garbage I got it!

Sea and Japan Project Public Relations Office
“Spo GOMI Mie Series 2022 Spo GOMI Tournament in Ise” was held.The winner was the SAS team from the local Ise city.A total of 57 participants on the day collected 33.6 kg of garbage!
November 5, 2022 (Saturday) Ise City Futami-cho Kamimae District Beach
The Umi to Nihon Project in Mie Executive Committee will hold the event “SpoGOMI Mie Series 2022 SpoGOMI Tournament in Ise” in November to raise interest in the local sea through participation in the “SpoGOMI Tournament” by participants. It was held on Saturday, May 5th.
This event will be held as part of the “Umi to Nihon Project: CHANGE FOR THE BLUE”, a marine litter countermeasure project promoted by The Nippon Foundation.
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Event overview
・Schedule: Saturday, November 5, 2022, from 9:30 to 11:30
・Venue: Ise City Futami-cho Kamimae District Beach
・Number of participants: 3 people per team x 19 teams = 57 people What is “Spo GOMI”?
Spo GOMI is a completely new sport originating in Japan that adds the essence of “sports” to the traditional garbage pick-up that companies and organizations engage in, transforming conventional social service activities into “competitions”. Through this fusion of “sports” and “social service activities,” wonderful keywords peculiar to sports, such as “facing the same goal” and “working together as a team,” will renew the athletes’ own sense of values ​​for picking up garbage. . Sports have the power to turn existing values ​​into positive ones. Spo GOMI is a sport in which participants pick up litter in a predetermined area within a time limit with teamwork and compete for points based on the amount and quality of litter.
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The winner is the local SAS team from Ise City. We collected 3.5 kg of garbage! This year, the Sea and Japan Project in Mie Prefecture Executive Committee will collaborate with city governments in the prefecture to hold the “Spo GOMI Mie Series,” an event in Owase City, Ise City, and Shima City to raise interest in the local sea. On this day, a total of 19 teams participated in the “2022 Spo GOMI Tournament in Ise” on the coast of Futami-cho, Kamimae district in Ise City. The “Spo GOMI Tournament” was held on this beach last year, and this year will be the second time. Volunteers from the local community regularly clean up this beach every month, but before the start of the cleanup, plastic debris and other debris washed up by the waves were scattered all over the place. At the start of the competition, the participants scatter along the beach and enthusiastically collect garbage. The winner was the SAS team from Ise City, who participated in the competition for the second time in the previous year.
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The total amount of garbage collected at the 2022 Sports GOMI Tournament in Ise was 33.6 kg.
Participants not only from Ise City, but also from Tsu City, Suzuka City, Matsuzaka City, etc. participated in the competition, and some teams were composed entirely of elementary school students. I have been told. They were enthusiastic about collecting garbage, such as digging up small microplastics hidden in driftwood.
The Spo GOMI competition may be a small presence in terms of the marine litter problem as a whole, but through participation in the event, we can contribute to the marine litter problem by increasing the number of people who think about the marine litter problem. I strongly felt that I wanted to continue.
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Winning team comments
How do you feel about winning?
“I’m happy that we won first place, but it’s a pity that there is so much garbage, so I think it would be good if we could reduce the amount of garbage.”
What kind of strategy did you use?
“First, I went to the back where there was a lot of garbage and turned around while picking up garbage.”
What kind of sea would you like to see in the future?
“I hope it will become a place where people feel safe running around barefoot and want to heal their hearts by going to the sea.” [Image 4d77920-1312-780aed9ab65453bba6b5-3.jpg&s3=77920-1312-a26c22b5e1aba5ae704b2f377b3959d1-2048x1536.jpg
-Organization Profile-
Organization name: Sea and Japan Project in Mie Prefecture Executive Committee URL:
Activities: Mie Prefecture faces a coastline stretching 180 kilometers from north to south, and has developed its economy and culture along with the sea. We will rediscover the history of the sea, the roles that the sea has played, and the blessings and pleasures that the sea gives us. I’m here.
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In 2018, as part of the Nippon Foundation’s “Umi to Nihon Project”, the goal is to raise the awareness of society as a whole that “no more litter will be thrown into the sea” by making the problem of marine litter a personal matter for each and every citizen. This project has been underway since November 2011.
We will collaborate with stakeholders from industry, government, academia, and citizens to create a marine litter reduction model and disseminate it both domestically and internationally.
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The Nippon Foundation “Sea and Japan Project”
The sea supports the lives of Japanese people in various ways, and sometimes gives us peace of mind, excitement, and inspiration. This is an all-Japan project in which children and people all over the country see the current state of environmental deterioration in the sea as something that belongs to them, and spread the circle of action to pass on the sea to the future. is.

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