Kewkradong Bangladesh and Ocean Conservancy celebrate the International Coastal Cleanup and a 25-Year Sea Change; Saturday, September 25th, Cox’s Bazar – Teknuf Peninsula, Bangladesh
Trash is one of the most widespread pollution problems threatening our ocean and waterways – and it’s entirely preventable. Join hundreds of thousands of people around the world as we celebrate the 25th anniversary this September.
What: International Coastal Cleanup Bangladesh is a part of the 25th annual International Coast Cleanup, the world’s largest volunteer effort to help protect our ocean, lakes and rivers. Since the Cleanup began, over 7.8 million volunteers have removed over 135 million pounds of trash from our shoreline. Each year, hundreds of thousands of volunteers from around the world spend a few hours removing trash and debris from beaches, lakes, and rivers keeping track of every piece of trash they find. Ocean Conservancy uses that information to produce an annual country-by-country, state-by-state index of the problem of marine debris.
When/Where: Saturday, September 25th from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., [Cox’s Bazar – Teknuf Peninsula]. You join in this noble cause.
Background: We, Kewkradong Bangladesh, organizing this voluntary program since 2005 mainly in our costal areas in collaboration with self motivated volunteers from educational institutes and other personals.
During the 2009 Cleanup, 500,000 volunteers removed 7.4 million pounds of debris, in 108 countries and 45 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. An even greater turnout is expect this year.
“The ocean is our life support system – yet marine debris continues to threaten its health. From product design to disposal, we all have a role to play in keeping our ocean clean and eliminating marine debris,” said Vikki Spruill, President and CEO of Ocean Conservancy. “The International Coastal Cleanup is an essential step to finding solutions. Data collected by dedicated volunteers inform solutions to the threat of trash in our ocean. By understanding sources of marine debris, we can work together to solve this problem. Join me and communities around the world this September 25th to celebrate the International Coastal Cleanup and a 25-year Sea Change.”
Additional statistics, graphics and photography, of the 2009 International Coastal Cleanup are available at: www.oceanconservancy.org. Professional and volunteer photography from the 2009 event including Cleanup sites around the world is available upon request.
Ocean Conservancy is the world’s foremost advocate for the oceans. Through science-based advocacy, research, and public education, we inform, inspire and empower people to speak and act for the oceans. Ocean Conservancy is headquartered in Washington, DC, and has offices in Florida, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Pacific, including Alaska, with support from more than half a million members and volunteers. www.oceanconservancy.org.
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