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In college, she joined a trip to a beach in Kuching and was shocked when she saw the state of the beach that she used to love as a little girl. Rubbish littered the area, staining the natural beauty of the place. This drove Alcila to found the Sarawak Beach Cleaners. Periodically, they would organize beach cleaning activities. She had herself in the past struggled with self-doubt and lack of confidence that she could make any difference but has since learned that those very self-doubts were what prevented so many from doing good. “One can contribute to conservation by the simplest actions,” she said. “Bring your own bottle, say no to plastic bags. It does not cost much.”