You could easily clean up a beach and collect data about the area. You could find a beach close to you and contact us in order to help you design your cleanup step by step!
Beaches are major recreational areas, where people enjoy a wide range of activities such as swimming and fishing. Although all of us agree on their significant role, there are very few of those who takes care of them. Most people leave their mark on beaches by throwing their trash in these areas. Trash initially destroys the aesthetics of the landscape and gradually enters marine ecosystems, causing major problems for marine organisms. Every year more than 100,000 turtles and marine mammals, such as dolphins and whales, and more than 1 million birds die from the litter. While at the same time cause major problems for a wide range of organizations. Furthermore, it is very possible for parts of scrap to end up on our plates through the food chain!!!
Home sweet… beach, keep it clean!!! Started on March 2016, aiming to carry out beach clean up actions with the participant of volunteers, in order to reduce litter that end up in aquatic ecosystems and raise awareness among all stakeholder about the problem.
Up to date
Up to date, more than 100 activities have been implemented including beach cleanups and awareness actions all over Greece. Alongside, for 2017 we succeeded to transform the program into the first Zero Waste campaign of beach clean up actions in Greece, by replacing all of our single-use materials with reusable last longing materials (liner bags and gloves) and setting an example of good practice. It should be mentioned that in the context of our program, specific groups-sea users participated such as recreational fishermen, schools, local authorities etc.
What can you do?
Cleaning a beach maybe at first seems a difficult and demanding process, however, in fact, it is very easy and a lot of fun. Find the nearest beach that needs your care and contact us. We can help you at each step of the procedure by contacting and cooperating with local authorities and sending you our registration form!!!
Why are volunteers important?
1. They are people who love and care for their land.
2. Contribute actively to the protection of aquatic ecosystems.
3. They provide important information that can be utilized scientifically and
4. Contribute to the identification of the aquatic litter sources
watch what our volunteers told us....
In 2018 and 2019 actions of the project in the North Aegean Islands funded by Athanasios C. Laskaridis Charitable Foundation.
Find the final report for 2019 here