Love the beach? Maybe it's time to do your part in saving Aussie beaches and marine-life.
Did you know that 44% of marine mammals and 86% of turtle species have plastic in their digestive system? It has been estimated that if pollution trends continue, 99% of the world's seabirds will be ingesting plastic by 2050.
The Sea Shepherd have always been known as being Australia's largest non-for-profit organisation for conserving and protecting ecosystems and species. Their work is important for Australia's future and their effort should not go unnoticed. As a part of their Marine Debris Campaign, Sea Shepherd are asking for help to clean up Adelaide's beaches - they want you!
On Saturday the 17th September from around 10am-12pm at Seacliff Beach, you can join the members of Sea Shepherd to clean one of South Australia's beautiful beaches. All you need to do is meet the team in front of the Seacliff Beach Hotel at 10am with a bucket or bag to collect rubbish in. From there, you'll be directed and informed about where and how you can help out. There will be a Sea Shepherd merchandise stall if you would like to purchase some plastic-free items like cups, water bottles and tote bags.
You don't need to know a lot about conservation and the environment; you just need a positive attitude and a desire to make a difference. Maybe you'll learn a little and make some new friends along the way.