Sailors and boaties are the best stewards of the sea and we all need to do our bit to protect one of the places we enjoy the most.
A New Zealand-wide beach cleanup is being organised by Callaloo Blue to coincide with World Oceans Day on June 8.
There are a few simple ways to get involved and help spread the word:
- Post which beach (or waterway) you are going to clean up
- Share the event: get your friends, family, and co-workers to participate
- Head out to the beach between June 8-10 (or any day, really) and collect rubbish
- Post a photo of what you have collected
From the photo submissions, there will be a random drawing for a prize basket containing alternatives to single-use plastics.
You can find more information on World Oceans Day and the New Zealand beach cleanup, as well as information on alternatives to single-use plastics how to take the Clean Seas Pledge.
The idea for a World Ocean Day was conceived at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992 and in 2008 the United Nations officially recognised June 8 as World Oceans Day.