The International Coastal Cleanup Campaign is going on with activities all over Greece!
With voluntary cleanups in Attica, Evia, Thessaloniki, Katerini, Corfu, Kefalonia, Larissa, Leros, Lesvos, Parga, Patra, Pelion, Rethymnon, Rhodes, Santorini and Halkidiki, the International Coastal Cleanup Campaign 2019 has already begun in Greece for the 29th consecutive year. Coastal and underwater cleanups will continue taking place until the end of October with the participation of students, teachers, Port Authorities, companies, agencies and local associations, diving centers and individuals. So far 4,000 volunteers have participated in 90 cleaning activities!
On September 28th, HELMEPA partnered with staff of Member Companies Minerva Marine Inc. and Tsakos Group of Companies in Attica, who, along with their families, volunteered to clean up Elliniko Beach and Perama Beach, respectively.
On October 1st, HELMEPA assisted the volunteers of Member Company American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) to clean up Votsalakia Beach, while on October 6th, the association will coordinate cleanups with Member Companies TMS Tankers Ltd and TMS Cardiff Gas Ltd in Chalandri Stream and Bausch Health Hellas on the beach of Rafina.
HELMEPA will also be attending the cleanup to be carried out by Associate Member Lamda Flisvos Marina with the participation of students and teachers of the 4th Elementary School of Nikaia on 10 October at Batis Beach. On October 13th, our Member Companies, Danaos Shipping Co. Ltd and Genimar Shipping & Trading SA will clean up the beaches of Megalo Kavouri and Agia Marina Kropia, respectively, with the assistance of HELMEPA staff.
In addition to the symbolic nature of the clean ups and the creation of awareness of the citizens, our volunteers record the litter collected in special Record Forms provided by HELMEPA, thereby contributing to the scientific documentation and monitoring of pollution in the Greek seas and coasts.
You can also take part in this initiative by organizing your own action along with colleagues, friends and acquaintances or by participating in an already planned cleanup.
So Let us Keep our Seas Clean, help raise awareness and inform the younger generations to become the stewards of the environment!