Surfers Against Sewage: Autumn Beach Clean

4 October 2014 · 3 comments

in Community Involvement, Interesting Issues & Hot Topics, Whole School

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Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) is “an environmental charity protecting the UK’s oceans, waves and beaches for all to enjoy safely and sustainably via community action, campaigning, volunteering, conservation, education and scientific research.”

From 17-19 October, this organisation is asking for your help. If you live near a beach or use a beach, you can get involved in their Autumn Beach Clean during 17-19 October. You can organise a community event or sign up to one which is happening near you. Schools are joining in all over the UK. The SAS have an education officer and have worked hard on putting together interesting and innovative programmes that link to the curriculum.

The littering of our seas and oceans is a huge global issue and keeping the matter in the public eye through positive community action can make a big difference. There will be a particular focus this year on recording the collections of netting and other ghost fishing gear.

SAS’s Beach Clean Team are on hand to help you organise your own Autumn Beach Clean, so get in touch on beachcleans@sas.org.ukor call 01872 553 001 and become a marine litter activist today. Want to get started straight away? Follow this link to the step by step guide to organising your own SAS beach clean.

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Sophie Lovett October 7, 2014 at 14:33

I’ll definitely look up what’s going on near us! Living by the sea has made me even more aware of how we are polluting our oceans – and how important it is to get communities involved in trying to improve things.

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Juliet Robertson October 7, 2014 at 22:00

Thanks Sophie. It’s also worth finding out about the #2minutebeachclean campaign on Twitter which encourages all visitors to beaches to spend 2 mins cleaning up and then photographing their finds.

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TheBoyandMe October 11, 2014 at 22:31

This has reminded me that I was going to sign up for a beach clean up in the campaign I’ve seen running at the moment. The Boy and I often pick up rubbish from the beach, particularly fishing lines.

NIpping over from Country Kids.

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