2006 International Coastal Cleanup Day
|On September 16th, spend the day at the beach and make a world of difference!|
On September 16th, hundreds of thousands of people will descend on beaches, lakes, and streams all over the world to remove trash and debris -- on land and under the water. Volunteers of all ages from every continent will form the largest one-day volunteer event on behalf of clean oceans and waterways -- the International Coastal Cleanup.
Pollution prevention is the key
The International Coastal Cleanup isn't just about pollution cleanup -- it's also about pollution prevention. The event focuses on educating and empowering people to become a part of the marine debris solution.
What makes the ICC unique is its data collection component. Volunteers record specific types of marine debris being found, allowing The Ocean Conservancy to compile, analyze and track this data year-by-year and make discoveries about the behaviors that cause the debris.
The final information is used to educate the public, business, industry, and government officials about the problem. We believe understanding the problem is the key to finding long-lasting solutions.
Why you should get involved
Like all grassroots movements, the continued success of the ICC depends on the participation of caring individuals like you. Just consider the impact you can make by dedicating one day to this worthy cause! Our network of Cleanup coordinators in most countries, and nearly all U.S. states and territories, will help to make it easy!
By banding together with other people in your community and around the globe - you will be rewarded with the satisfaction of knowing you are making a difference. In addition, you'll meet other like-minded people, become better acquainted with your natural surroundings, learn about ocean conservation issues, and have lots of fun!