Everyone likes the idea of a clean beach and a sea free of litter. But how much do we actually do to find these conditions every time we go to the beach? How much can we contribute to making the sea and beaches cleaner?
Clean Sea Life, a project co-funded by the European Union, aims to increase public awareness of the amount of litter in the sea and on beaches, to show how we are responsible for it and to promote active and ongoing environmental engagement. In addition to awareness-raising activities, the project is compiling a map highlighting areas where accumulated litter poses a risk to biodiversity. It is also identifying best practices for the prevention and management of marine litter: we will apply them locally and disseminate them nationally and internationally. The project started on 30 September 2016 and will end in 2020. Lead partner is the Parco Nazionale dell'Asinara, which is carrying out the project with the help of partners CoNISMa, Fondazione Cetacea, Legambiente, MedSharks and MPNetwork.
And CVC is also making its contribution, raising awareness among the young drifters of the Under 14 courses with information material and a free t-shirt that we hope will make our junior goats into ambassadors for the project. After all, it is the new generations that will have to step up to change things, but it is up to us to create the conditions for a new culture of the sea.
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