Register online to receive a free clean-up kit to celebrate Clean Coasts 20th birthday on World Ocean Day

by Gazette Reporter
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With less than one month left to go until World Ocean Day on 8th June, Clean Coasts are inviting people to request a free clean-up kit to carry out a clean-up and mark their 20th anniversary. 

09 May 2023 | World Ocean Day is celebrated annually on 8th of June and, with less than one month to go, Irish environmental charity Clean Coasts are asking volunteers to sign up to request a free clean-up kit and take action on the day.  

In June 2023, Clean Coasts will be celebrating its 20th anniversary. Since 2003, Clean Coasts has been working with communities to help protect and care for Ireland’s waterways, coastline, seas, ocean and marine life. For the past 20 years, Clean Coasts has been working to create tangible and immediate improvements to Ireland’s coastal environment, involving thousands of volunteers removing large quantities of marine litter from our coastline each year.  For this reason, the programme are looking forward to marking this milestone by doing something to protect the Irish coast and celebrating the amazing groups and volunteers around Ireland for the work they do all year round.  

In 2022, Catalyst Coffee and Bray Sealife partnered up for a big clean-up for World Ocean Day removing almost 10 full bags of marine litter.

For 2023, the focus of World Ocean Day will be on the 30×30 campaign meaning that for us to create a healthy ocean with abundant wildlife and to stabilize our climate, it’s crucial that 30% of our planet’s lands, waters, and ocean are protected by the year 2030. 

Marine litter has become a global problem for humans and marine life alike. For the past 20 years, Clean Coasts has been working with communities to tackle this issue. Making sure litter is collected and disposed of properly at the source is vital for a cleaner ocean and a greener world for all of us to enjoy.   

Sinead McCoy, Coastal Communities Manager, speaking of the event said, ‘Happy 20th Birthday to the Clean Coasts community! Let’s celebrate by working together to protect our coastlines and waterways. The Clean Coasts network has over 2000 groups working across Ireland to clean up Ireland coastline, beaches and waterways. Join us in our clean-up efforts and let’s continue to make a positive impact and celebrate the incredible natural environment Irish has to offer.’ 

The charity is asking everybody around Ireland to join their birthday celebrations and make a difference for our marine environment and wildlife. To request a kit, visit www.cleancoasts.org.  

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