July 1st-7th is Clean Beaches Week, a time to celebrate our beautiful beaches and ensure they stay clean, safe, and lovely for generations to come.
Get out and celebrate Clean Beaches Week this weekend with tips from National Today!
- Go to the beach! Head to a beach near you, and have your trip make an impact by reducing your carbon emissions to it by using public transport or carpooling.
- Clean-up a beach. If you go to the beach for fun, always make sure you “leave only your footprints please!” by taking everything you brought to the beach back with you. You can even go a step further by participating in a beach clean-up to collect trash that others have left behind.
- Watch and Learn. The Earth has over 372,000 miles of coastline, and each mile is special in its own way. Take the time to learn about the beach habitat.
Beaches are the perfect place for people to come together to enjoy the sand, the sun, and of course, the cool water! Let’s be sure to care for our local beaches – by keeping it clean, we also care for our oceans, which make up 70% of the planet and are home to over 1 million known species (and maybe up to 9 million unknown ones).