International Coastal Clean Up
As National Coordinators for Ocean Conservancy, Live Here Love Here is celebrating the 35th anniversary of the International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) this September. While the ICC will look a little different this year, our ocean and waterways need us now more than ever, and we invite everyone to #CleanOn!
The International Coastal Cleanup (ICC), is the world's largest volunteer effort to remove and record trash from local lakes, waterways, beaches and the ocean. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, not only in Northern Ireland but across the world, volunteers can still 'Clean On' through safe and socially distant individual or small group cleanups; or through at-home efforts to reduce plastic waste.
Register your clean up here between 14th September - 1st October, and Live Here Love Here will send you out a pack containing bin bags, a pair of gloves, and promotional material.
You can get involved by creating a profile on their website. Once you have created a profile, click login at the top of the page, enter your details and click add new event. Don't forget to register your results after your clean up on our website.
Recording your findings
Once you've completed your clean up, let us know how you got on by entering your totals on their website. You'll then be entered into a prize draw for the Helping Hand Handicart!
When you organise a clean up, you can also contribute to the world’s largest database on marine debris by logging the litter you collect in Ocean Conservancy’s Clean Swell app (available for free download from the App Store and Google Play). Scientists, researchers, industry leaders and policymakers rely on this information to inform policy and determine solutions to the growing marine debris crisis! How to use the Clean Swell App. You can also download the data cards below to use on your clean up.
Throughout September, Ocean Conservancy will be releasing a series of new online resources that encourage volunteers to research their local waste systems, think creatively about how to reduce their everyday waste footprint, or conduct a small, safe cleanup.