INTERNATIONAL COASTAL CLEANUP
Celebrate with us
during the month of September 2020
Annually, the FCOLC celebrates the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup Day. Participants around the world gather together to ensure their local beaches are clean and green. This family-friendly, educational event is designed to inspire both children and adults in our communities to take an active part as ambassadors for our environment.
Although we can't gather together this year, marine life around the globe still needs our help. We are encouraging YOU to still participate in this year's Coastal Cleanup on your own (or safely with some friends) to ensure our coast is still staying clean and our marine buddies are staying healthy!
How to make a difference?
If you SEE trash, CLEAN it up!
GET UP and GET OUT... by yourself or safely with some friends and family. Our beaches still need us and need to stay clean so marine life can thrive!
Did you know? Plastic bags are one of the most ubiquitous items found in beach cleanups and are notorious for entangling wildlife and being mistaken for food by marine animals.
Be the teacher, spread the word!
Take a photo, share your experience and let the world know they can do some good for our planet, just like you are!
Let us know - Tag us @fcousteauolc or use the hashtag #FCOLC so we can be a little part of your cleanup experience too!
Donate to the FCOLC!
If you can't get out, send support from wherever you are! Every donation counts and every dollar goes to restoring a better life for marine environments and protecting our ocean!
RIGHT NOW ALL DONATIONS WILL BE MATCHED!
$30 Donated = $60 Matched OR $500 Donated = $1,000 Matched
In an effort to maintain and restore our shores, the FCOLC hosts beach cleanups around the world, from New York to El Salvador.
With the help of hundreds of volunteers, we collect as much trash and recyclables as possible and keep a detailed record of what we find. In the span of just one morning, our beach cleanups have a lasting impact on the beaches and the volunteers who join us. It’s unfortunate and illuminating for all, as often things end up on our beaches that we don’t anticipate – tires, concrete blocks, and kitchen appliances.
Expand the program to develop new partnerships with local cities, beaches, volunteers, and organizations
Increase the number of volunteers to over 150 and collect ~5000 pieces of trash per event
THIS YEAR THE FCOLC AIMS TO
MAKE AN IMPACT TODAY
PREVIOUS INTERNATIONAL COASTAL CLEANUPS
During the event, Fabien talked to volunteers and students about the importance of protecting our oceans and underlined that the time is now for all of us to take an active role for ensuring the future of our planet’s oceans. Preserving and protecting our coastal ecosystems is crucial for the health of our shared communities. Debris left on our beaches threatens the health of marine life and water quality. Removing marine debris, while learning about the impact it can have on the environment, empowers community members to be part of the growing number of ocean ambassadors around the world.
Through these types of partnerships with cities and many volunteers, the FCOLC can continue our mission to keep the beaches clean. If you would like to keep up with our all of our events, follow us on Social Media.
For more information regarding beach cleanups and volunteering, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The FCOLC works hand in hand with multiple conservationist organizations such as: American Littoral Society, Ocean Conservancy, Surfrider Foundation, Skudin Surf, All Our Energy, Stewards of the Sea, and Operation Splash, among others. All of these coastal conscious organizations contribute and encourage environmentally friendly participants to learn and take part in preserving our marine environments.
Fabien and the team from the FCOLC have co-hosted International Coastal Clean-Up Days in Long Beach, NY, where the Long Beach Middle School students were tasked with the creation of a special Ocean Art Project made from the debris found along the beach. One of their projects shown here, highlights the need for global awareness to care for our coastal regions.