Helmepa: “These are the beaches we want!”

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Summer has arrived along with HELMEPA’s new summer campaign poster of our beloved “Seagull” to remind us that if we want to continue enjoying our country’s beaches, we have to keep them clean and trash-free.

Unfortunately, the data recorded by thousands of volunteers during HELMEPA’s recent cleanup campaign shows that seas and beaches are under intense pressure from increased quantities of mainly plastic and other waste items.

More than 7,000 children-members of the “HELMEPA Junior” Program throughout Greece are already spreading this message in their localities by disseminating the copies of the poster we sent them.

Posters are also being sent to HELMEPA’s Members and cooperating entities, such as Port and Local Authorities, yacht/sailing clubs and maritime museums, environmental education centers, environmental and cultural associations.

The message for Clean Seas and Beaches is also being digitally spread through the Seagull’s TV spot, which was once again approved by the Greek National Council for Radio and Television and it is already being broadcasted gratis by national and regional TV stations. Continuous information is also provided through collaborating radio stations and social media.

So lets us all make an effort not only to keep our seas trash-free, but also to raise awareness for Clean Seas and Beaches, which constitutes our country’s real wealth!

For further information and requests to receive the new “Seagull” poster, please contact HELMEPA’s Environmental Awareness Sector, environment@helmepa.gr, tel (+30) 210 9343088.

Friends and supporters of HELMEPA who wish to be informed on the wider work and activities of the Association may read the 2016 Annual Report, which was distributed at the recent General Assembly and is sent by post to the Members and other shipping organizations in Greece and worldwide.

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