From the NW to the SE corners, 114 volunteers showed their love for our island this Saturday, working together to clean 1638kg of waste from our coastline.
Celebrating Earth Day in this way is slowly becoming a tradition- as our Annual Island Wide Cleanup initiative continues to gain traction.
Here, volunteers in Maia collect debris along the coast near the Aveiro waterfall.
A HUGE thank you to all of our 114 volunteers and leaders that joined us today for our 2nd Annual Island Wide Coastal Cleanup for Earth Day! Together, from 9 locations in 2 hours, we removed more than a tonne of ocean litter! 1,638kg of plastic, metal, glass, rubber, textiles, ropes & ghost gear was collected from our coastline. That is more than the weight of an average car! And more than 3 times the amount we collected last year for our Island Wide Coastal Cleanup!! Amazing work!!
And most of all, we had fun doing it together!! By protecting and regenerating our coastal environment, we see the importance of keeping our oceans clean and the importance of working together.
💙 Here are the numbers!
PRAIA FORMOSA - FORTE a PRAINHA 100kg, 13 pessoas.
SÃO LOURENÇO - 58 kg, 6 pessoas.
ANJOS - PRAIA DOS LOBOS, 340kg, 20 pessoas.
ANJOS - COLOMBO 770 kg, 12 pessoas.
CALHAU DA ROUPA 27,3 kg, 20 pessoas.
RIBEIRA SECA 32,3 kg, 15 pessoas.
MAIA 125,1kg, 21 pessoas.
SUL 150kg, 7 pessoas.
LIXO TOTAL: 1.638kg