HERE IS YOUR CHANCE TO DO SOMETHING POSITIVE,
TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE,
WHEREVER YOU ARE IN THE WORLD
Quite possibly, the world’s biggest beach party is happening at a beach near you this weekend.
I’m not even talking about our awesome ‘Surf’s Up for Kids’ event happening on Friday.
I’m talking about INTERNATIONAL COASTAL CLEANUP DAY
This Saturday, September 20th, join hundreds of thousands of other volunteers around the world, including an estimated 10 000 volunteers in the UK – in showing some love for our most valuable natural resource by cleaning up some litter.
Oceans cover 71% of our planet.
They provide up to 70% of the oxygen we breathe.
And they need 100% of our help.
Last year alone, 648,015 volunteers in 92 countries collected over 12 MILLION pounds of ocean – bound garbage. There is quite simply no other single day volunteer event that even comes close to the impact of Coastal Cleanup Day.
What an event to be a part of! If you still need convincing to get out there and help to really make a difference in saving the place we call home, our world, then have a perusal of these scary but interesting articles here and here.
In the UK, Coastal Cleanup Day is being held as part of The Great British Beach Clean weekend.
Check here to see if your local beach is one of 400 that has an event planned and get involved.
South Africans, check here. September has apparently been Clean-Up SA month so I hope everywhere is looking sparkling and great! (Just to say this isn’t only about the sea so those of you in Gauteng check too!)
Gumby Legacy has arranged the cleanup at Aberavon beach.
Date: Sunday 21 September (NOT Saturday 20th as originally planned)
Time: 11.00am – 13.00pm
Place to meet: Aberavon Naval Club
Parking: there is some parking along the main road in front of the beach or there is a car park opposite Remo’s. There may be a charge for using this car park.
Please bring appropriate clothing for the weather!
I know that this is really short notice but sometimes opportunities are just to good to be missed!
”Opportunities are for the making, not just for the taking” – Jeremy Brooke
Has anybody heard about any of these events and more importantly, is anyone planning on attending one?
Sodwana Bay – have you arranged one yet?
Please take photographs of your clean up to share next week.