International Coastal Cleanup Day is celebrated on the third Saturday of September. This year it will be observed on September 17. Every year thousands of tonnes of garbage winds up in the oceans, with 60% of that being composed of plastic material. Plastics last a very large time in the sea and are such huge that there are 46,000 individual pieces of plastic litter for every square mile of ocean. Plastics are very hazardous to marine life, killing more than a million birds and over 100,000 turtles, seals, and whales, and fish in our ocean. International Coastal Cleanup Day encourages us to get out to our beaches and help to limit this problem by cleaning up the garbage that has washed up on shore, and that is left by visitors every day.
History of International Coastal Cleanup Day
International Coastal Cleanup Day was founded by the Ocean Conservancy, an organization that runs to help protect the ocean from the challenges it faces each year. They serve as a voice for the sea, saying of the issues that aren’t often represented through publicized updates, social networking, publicized updates, and challenges like questioning your waitress to skip the straw for your drink. Organizations like that work towards a trash secure ocean.
The trash in the water fluctuations the world on many levels, including harming humans, wildlife, and affecting the livelihood of those who work on the ocean. It causes economic smash by affecting tourism and recreation and the money they bring into those communities that are the seashore. The Ocean Academy knows that solving these issues requires bold initiatives and eliminating the sources of the trash that damage the ocean. Empowering people to take an active role in the preservation and cleaning up of the ocean are important parts of supporting the conservation of the sea. By spreading tips and techniques to help reduce trash, they help people everywhere aid the cleanup of our oceans.
Other Celebrations on September 17
September 17 is also celebrated as
- International Country Music Day
- Constitution Day
- National Apple Dumpling Day
- Software Freedom Day
- International Eat an Apple Day
- International Red Panda Day
- National Gymnastics Day
How to celebrate the day
There’s a lot of hope out there, starting with something as easy as taking a day at the beach and taking a roll of garbage bags. Clean up the grub on the beach and support to reduce the amount of waste that gets into the ocean by hauling it away. Can also stay in with the Ocean Conservatory to get information and tricks to help you be more conscientious about your lifestyle and the influence it has on the ocean. International Coastal Cleanup Day is a chance to make an alteration, and help others to do the same. You can use the hashtag #CoastalCleanupDay to spread awareness on social media.
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