On Sunday, April 21 as part of the Coca-Cola Quiksilver Earth Day program on Kuta Beach in Bali, Quiksilver’s Holly Monkman handed Mr. Gusti Ngurah Tresna from the Kuta Beach Sea Turtle Conservation a nice fat check for Rp 71,319,851 (approx $7,800 USD), which will ensure the continuation of the preservation and our enjoyment of these endangered reptiles for years to come.
“On behalf of Quiksilver and Coca-Cola I’d like to say a huge thank you Mr. Tresna for his passion and giving so much of his time help save Bali’s beach turtles and ensuring their future here in Bali,” said Quiksilver Marketing Executive SEA Holly Monkman as she handed over the check. “And I’d also like to take this opportunity to say another big thanks to our beach cleaning team for their help in the effort to keep Bali’s beaches clean, and to our lifeguards for their hard work in keeping the beaches safe for locals and tourists alike. Great job guys!”
The source of the funds on Sunday were from the sales of a special edition turtle design Quiksilver T-shirt, where 30% of the proceeds are donated to the KBSTC at regular intervals.
The funds for this Sunday’s donation were collected during the period from September 2011 to March of 2012, and are the third such donation made by Quiksilver to the KBSTC since the KBSTC was established in June of 2010, bringing the grand total of Quiksilver donations to Rp 191,164,393, or almost $21,000 USD.
The Coca-Cola Quiksilver Earth Day program on April 21st included a beach cleanup activity with Quiksilver staff, Coca-Cola staff and beach visitors taking part, as well as the Lifeguard Department receiving 70 pairs of new sunglasses, Coca-Cola retailers receiving special Coca-Cola surfboards, and ending with the very fun and always interesting release of tiny turtles into the ocean.
Quiksilver SEA and Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia have been supporting the Kuta Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center as well as the Bali Lifeguard Department and many other environmental efforts around the island of Bali for the last several years as part of their commitment to giving back to the community and helping to preserve the beaches, oceans, and wildlife for all to enjoy in the years to come.