Believing that change starts with the participation of the youngest members of our community we regularly go to the local primary school where we teach the children the importance of proper waste disposal.
During interactive talks we explain to the pupils the concept of and reason for recycling, the consequences of overfilled garbage cans close to the shore line and the dangers of plastic in the sea.
Every time we are amazed by the participation of the pupils and we have had plenty of feedback on the enthusiasm of the children who have been taking the information that they have learnt back to their families at home.
Success starts in the small things and this is definitely proof of that.
|Marine Biologist Christina in Front of School Children
Info Talks on the Latest Topics
Of course, we are not only focussing on children; we also want to spread knowledge about current events happening in and around the Mediterranean Sea with the local community and businesses.
One example for this is an info talk we held for local fishermen and restaurants about the slow but steady invasion of lionfish at our sites.
|Presentation about Lionfish given by Vasilis Andreou
You can have a look at a more detailed summary of this talk here.
Beach Clean Ups
As we don’t only want to be involved in the theoretical side of spreading awareness but also want to make a hands-on contribution to the community. We organise and participate in cleaning up the local beaches.
During one occasion we and our voluntary helpers collected an astonishing amount of 75,9 kg of waste consisting of
- 3520 cigarettes
- 38 cans
- 59 plastic cups
- 103 plastic bottles
- 67 bottle caps
- 16 hair tires
- 178 straws
But have a look at our success yourself