Along with the Guardians for the Peace of Mother Earth
This 2017, the Global Embassy of Activists for Peace (GEAP), with the Guardians for the Peace of Mother Earth, joins the effort of millions of volunteers in the world who annually celebrate Coastal Cleanup Day, with the aim of raising awareness of the great danger of ocean and sea pollution.
This is an initiative that the international organization Ocean Conservancy has been leading for more than 30 years, and has united thousands of people in the world: individuals, organizations and governments, with the purpose of taking action for the conservation of the environment.
Currently, more than 80% of the solid waste that reaches the oceans comes from human activity on the mainland. Large tons of this waste forms disproportionate "islands or plastic soups" concentrated in subtropical areas, and due to various factor of degradation, "micro plastics" are affecting health and depleting the population of the marine species are produced human health.
According to information published by the organization Greenpeace: "The impacts of plastic parts in marine life have been documented for a long time: tangles, choking, strangulation or malnutrition (after being ingested and blocking the stomach or intestine of the animal)." For this reason, all efforts to minimize the arrival of solid waste and especially plastics are important to protect Mother Earth.
The Global Embassy of Activists for Peace, through it coordination in more than 20 countries, will participate in the activities that will be held on Saturday, September 16, that are organized by different private and governmental entities.
In other places, the GEAP will take charge and invite coastal communities and other organizations to form part Costal Cleanup Day. To see where these activities will take place, please visit our interactive map: