CLEAN UP AUSTRALIA DAY - 1st Weekend of March
Team up with WFWP Australia volunteers during the 1st weekend of March to partner with Clean Up Australia to step up and clean up to collect garbage and help prevent suburban litter washout into local waterways.
Clean Up Australia Day is a not-for-profit Australian environmental conservation organisation. Since 1989, this annual event has been held during the 1st week of March. Without the dedication from volunteers, parks, water ways, nature reserves, and bushland across Australia would not be in the condition they are today.
In 2021 Australians generated close to 67 million tonnes of waste! This significantly impacts our beautiful beaches and national parks. The same appealing sights and attractions we want to visit in pristine conditions!
Team Up With Beach Patrol - 1st Saturday of July
UNITED NATIONS WORLD OCEANS DAY - June 8th
WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY - June 5th
The purpose of the U.N. World Oceans Day is to inform the public of the impact of human actions on the ocean, develop a worldwide movement of citizens for the ocean, and mobilize and unite the world’s population on a project for the sustainable management of the world's oceans.
The concept of a 'World Oceans Day' was first proposed in 1992 at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro as a way to celebrate our world’s shared ocean and our personal connection to the sea, as well as to raise awareness about the crucial role the ocean plays in our lives and the important ways people can help protect it.
The most common garbage found on beaches include cigarette butts, food wrappers, plastic straws, plastic bottle caps, and plastic beverage bottles. Plastics are especially harmful as they are non-biodegradable. The weather and UV Rays makes these plastics break down into tiny balls, which then get infiltrated into the environment, become part of the sand on beaches and are ingested by marine animals.
Ever wondered where our garbage ends up? It travels down rivers and across Oceans.
Beautiful Pacific Island beaches on inhabited and uninhabited Islands is now permanently littered with our waste!
The stark reality is the presence of washed-up plastics and garbage that travel across the ocean to all Pacific shorelines.
The video on the right is taken from the coastal village of Longapolo, Central Islands Province in the Solomon Islands. On an annual basis, Longapolo villagers travel across the open sea to conduct beach clean-ups on uninhabited Islands they are custodians of. The collected garbage is placed in dug out holes.
Sadly, the garbage continues to wash in, especially during storms.
Volunteer with WFWP Australia as we team up with Beach Patrol by adopting a beach to clean up and help protect our beautiful coastline and aquatic environments.
Becoming an Ecopreneur: How to Build a Successful Business that Helps the Environment
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