17 countries joined to clean the Mediterranean
As an integral part of international campaign – “Let's do it Mediterranean” the “Plava Čistka” project, organized by the Tourist Board of Biograd, City Biograd and Environmental Association Hippocampus are inviting you to mark this praiseworthy action on 21st of May 2015 at 09:30 hours on the waterfront (Trg Kralja Tomislava).
Biograd has recognized the importance of the global campaign “Plava Čistka” as an important step in changing the attitude of citizens towards waste. By supporting this campaign will enable the active participation of citizens in solving problems related to the preservation of the sea and nature, but also to create additional step that will contribute to a better dialogue with citizens.
In striking contrast with ongoing Mediterranean humanitarian crisis and growing military tensions in the region, the civic movement Let´s Do It Mediterranean decided to unite volunteers around the Mediterranean. On the 9th and 10th of May volunteers from communities all around the Mediterranean Sea and from three continents gathered to participate in simultaneous clean-up events that took place in countries surrounding the Mediterranean Sea. At least 80 000 volunteers have participated already this year but Let´s Do It Mediterranean aims for a million people to clean up the Mediterranean Sea. Involving so many people is not just about cleaning up trash, but transforming their way of thinking. The de-pollution of the Mediterranean Sea, including coastal and protected marine areas is crucial as contamination of the Mediterranean Sea is very high and the level of plastic waste in the sea is beyond critical. In certain places the volume of micro plastic in the water exceeds amount of planktons.
Faisal Sadegh, the project coordinator of Let’s Do It! Mediterranean emphasises that those simultaneous cleanups is actually starting a clean wave – one which hopefully goes around the Mediterranean and gets stronger because of the different people working together. The action works only when people see that pollution, waste and other harmful environmental effects impact everyone without restriction.