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International Coastal Cleanup Day is Tomorrow!

International Coastal Cleanup Day is Tomorrow!

 

What are you doing tomorrow? How about hitting the beach! (Or to the nearest river, lake, large body of water…)

Everyday thousands of beach-lounging guests enjoy the ocean, home to 20,000 known species–and so many more unknown.

So tomorrow, visit the beach — but don’t lounge under the sun, participate in International Coastal  Cleanup Day!

Why do we need a day to clean up the beach? Are we that dirty of house-guests? In the past 25 years, 8.5 million volunteers have picked up  a whopping 145 million pounds of trash!

Thousands of ocean animals–like dolphin, birds, seals, and turtles–lose their lives due to trash we leave around when we visit their home. Bottle caps, tooth brushes and other foreign objects can get caught in their throat or digestive system, and cause fatal problems. Fishing lines and nets get left in the ocean and cause many entanglements.

Help show some love for our marine mammal friends and clean up our dirty habits. If you don’t live near a coast, there is plenty of trash to pick up in and around rivers and streams — waters that eventually lead to the ocean.

For more information and to find a clean-up site near you, click here.

And always remember the words of Woodsy Owl, whenever you are outside: “Give a hoot. Don’t pollute!” Your animal friends will thank you!

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Megan Zehnder

Megan is an editor and producer for Care2's Healthy Living. Her main priorities are to live simply and build meaningful relationships with the people in her life. She loves to write and talk about environmental issues, healthy living, and women's rights. Beyond that, her interests change daily, but eating and cooking vegetarian food is always a favorite.

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3:15AM PDT on Apr 2, 2013

Thank you :)

4:18AM PDT on Oct 14, 2012

Thanks so much.

9:08AM PDT on Sep 15, 2012

thx.

3:03AM PDT on Sep 15, 2012

Thank you

4:38PM PST on Jan 23, 2012

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11:04PM PDT on Sep 23, 2011

A worthy cause, but if people would just clean up their own mess there would be no need for it.

11:41AM PDT on Sep 19, 2011

Tomorrow, what about those of us who work tomorrow. Why not weekend or everyday so that it can be cleaned all the time?

11:38AM PDT on Sep 18, 2011

A day? How about every day ... clean up one's own mess or, if found in disarray, make it better.

Good idea to promote awareness, but most of those targeted don't give a shit. So, this is just another feel-good bandaide on an as-yet unaddressed base problem, a spark kunlikely to catch fire.

5:57PM PDT on Sep 17, 2011

thanks.

5:40PM PDT on Sep 17, 2011

I hope it was a big success... People need to stop littering, especially at the oceans and lakes.

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