Recruit friends and family to join you in a larger cleanup. Explain to them that no matter where you live—whether on the coast or hundreds of miles inland—all waterways lead to the ocean.
Ocean trash is a serious pollution problem that affects the health of people, wildlife, and local economies. The trash in the water and on the shore can kill marine animals, injure swimmers and beachgoers, and ensnare boat propellers.
Every year during Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup, hundreds of thousands of volunteers comb lakes, rivers, and beaches around the world for trash. For over three decades, more than 12 million volunteers have collected over 220 million pounds of trash.
Why does a healthy ocean matter to your COMPANY?
The ocean covers 70% of Earth's surface and contains 97% of the planet’s water.
The ocean produces half of the world’s oxygen That means half of every breath you take comes from the ocean.
More than 1 billion people depend on fish from the ocean as their primary source of protein.
A healthy ocean fuels sustainable businesses and a strong economy.