AC Endeavour sailors and their families along with approximately 90 individuals from the America’s Cup joined many others in the EY Coastal Clean-Up in support of Keep Bermuda Beautiful held today [Sept 17] at locations across the island.
Keep Bermuda Beautiful previously said, “This annual island-wide event aims to engage volunteers to enjoy a morning combing our beaches, or snorkeling or diving in our waters in an effort to sustain our pristine shores by removing litter and marine debris. Every piece of litter collected is recorded and the data is shared locally and globally.
“Annually this large scale effort has greatly impacted the Island with 9,000 lbs. of trash being removed at the 2015 event. We have been hugely successful in cleaning up our beaches, parks, shorelines and favourite boating spots.
“As we are doing this, we are participating in a global effort –the annual International Coastal Cleanup, hosted by Ocean Conservancy sees people from across the global participating in similar clean-ups, on the same day.
“In 2014, Ocean Conservancy reported that 91 countries participated and more than 560,000 volunteers picked up over 16 million pounds of trash worldwide.”
Keep Bermuda Beautiful executive director, Anne Hyde joined AC Endeavour sailors and their families at Builders Bay and Alexandra Battery in St. George’s where teams picking up litter were seen documenting the types and amounts of trash collected which ranged from small bits of plastic to lawn chairs, computer parts, a car wheel and a kitchen sink.
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