Green Sail is calling for a global movement to help protect our seas and oceans in just 5 minutes. On 8 June, take a break by collecting 5 pieces of waste, post a photo of your clean up using the hashtag #GreenSailTakes5 and become part of a virtually engaging clean-up challenge, no matter where you live!
Every year, on the 8th of June, people from all over the world get together to celebrate our seas and oceans! By celebrating World Ocean Day, we are reminded of the major part our seas and oceans play in our everyday lives, the important resources they provide us with and our personal connection to them. It is a day reserved for raising awareness around the integral role our waterways play in the story of sustainable development.
Did you know that more than 90% of waste found in our seas and oceans comes directly from land-based sources? Whether it is thrown directly into the sea, blown from landfill into drains and rivers, or is transferred through sewer pipes from everyday household items, it is precisely our seas and oceans that become the final destination for trash.
By removing land-based waste for just 5 minutes, you are indirectly making a great contribution to the cleanliness of our waterways and helping our seas and oceans stay healthy.
This year on World Oceans Day, get together with your family, friends, neighbours, colleagues or get involved as an individual, to collect at least 5 pieces of rubbish from your local area. For each person that Takes 5, there will be five less pieces of trash that could end up in our seas and oceans.
Please check your local regulations with regard to social gatherings, as a result of COVID-19.
We’re encouraging everyone, regardless of where you are in the world, to take part in a clean up to celebrate World Oceans Day. All it takes is five minutes and five pieces of trash to get involved as we move toward a cleaner, greener future.
Sign up to our Facebook Group and join an online community that will participate in the clean up on 8 June, 2020
We’ll send tips and handy information to you via the Facebook Group to help you participate in the clean up in your local community.
Use the hashtag #GreenSailTakes5 when posting photos of your clean up in order to spread awareness and encourage others to get involved