World Environment Day and World Ocean Day
SAS has launched two initiatives that you can support. They coincide with World Environment Day and World Ocean Day. Today is World Environment Day and SAS are asking you to go to your local beach and have a look around. Find a piece of identifiable marine litter and send it back to the manufacturer. This is part of their ongoing Return To Offender marine litter campaign. They are calling on manufacturers to:
* To step up the ‘anti-littering’ message on their products
* To promote recycling and/or reuse wherever possible.
* To support community beach litter initiatives or ‘anti-litter’ projects.
* To look at using less harmful packaging to ensure products can be broken down naturally without putting wildlife at risk.
Unfortunately, it wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that marine litter will affect all UK beaches. Even beaches that look clean at first sight, on closer inspection, will have marine litter on them. Marine litter, by it’s very definition comes from humans. So it is up to us to start to tackle this problem.
World Environment Day is a great excuse to head to the beach and do something positive for the environment. Find a piece of marine litter with the company name and address still on it. Download the SAS campaign message from their website and pop them both in the post. The more parcels these companies get, the more pressure they will feel to protect our environment.
Food for Thought: After taking part in the Return To Offender campaign why not treat yourself to a nice meal out. The second initiative is called Food for Thought and runs from the 1st – 8th of June. SAS have teamed up with restaurants throughout Cornwall to mark World Ocean’s Day on 8 June 2007 with the weeklong Food for Thought fundraiser.
The six participating restaurants will be asking their customers to add a £1 donation to their final bill in support of the work of SAS and our campaign for clean and safe recreational water for everyone.
The SAS Food for Thought fundraiser is just one of many events throughout the UK to mark World Ocean’s Day which encourages individuals to celebrate our world ocean and our personal connection to the sea. It’s up to each one of us to help ensure that our ocean is protected and conserved for future generations and by making a donation to SAS, you’re making a significant investment!
Participating restaurants: Flying Fish Restaurant at St Michaels Hotel, Falmouth; Revival, Charlestown; Gylly Beach Café, Falmouth; The Sands Brasserie and Bar at The Headlands Hotel, Newquay; Alba Restaurant, St Ives; Sandsifter, Gwithian, Hayle