We continue to upload images of the June 12 cleanup, a very special day that we remember with much affection and enthusiasm.

This great initiative that started with@olasinplastico Y @nastideplasticbizkaiaIt has exceeded all expectations and it is that seeing so many people committed to the same cause and with such good will, is something that is really exciting 

In the case of Bizkaia, the cleaning was carried out on the beach of Plentzia and in the estuary of Butroi-Plentzia, collecting a total of approximately 371 kg of garbage. Almost nothing …

And all thanks to the volunteers who decided to participate that day and to the organizing and collaborating entities that have been so involved, leaving their skin behind, so that the June 12 cleaning was a reality!

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Avui hem visitat l’espai #XarxaNatura2000 marina de l’Albera, pel qual la Generalitat de Catalunya, l’Ajuntament de Llançà i SUBMON hem signat un acord de custĂČdia marina on s’impulsen activitats al voltant de la conservaciĂł, restauraciĂł i sensibilitzaciĂł. #ViureElMarAmbCompromĂ­s

Today we visited the # XarxaNatura2000 marine space in Albera, for which the Generalitat de Catalunya, Llançà City Council and SUBMON have signed a marine custody agreement where activities are promoted around conservation, restoration and awareness. # LivingThe SeaWithCommitment

Image Credit: https://twitter.com/submon/status/1409531516133183492

Mermaids from USA, Canada, New Zealand, Spain, Israel, Egypt, UK and Australia broadcast live from around the world on June 8th, World Ocean Day. “We have mermaids live in tails interviewing experts at global facilities on WOD. These interviews will be presented to over 25,000 classrooms through our partnership with CILC (Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration),” comments Jeff Weiner, CEO of Fins Magazine.

The live video interviews will highlight several animals including: the American Eel at the Toronto Zoo, Sea Turtles at Sea Turtle Inc., Stingrays at Ripley Aquarium in Canada, Coral Reefs at Jenkins’s Aquariums and little penguins from the National Aquarium of New Zealand.

This is a free live event for everyone. “We are here to help. There is a strong global community of mermaids. The magic of mermaids in tails helps broaden audiences, raise awareness of important issues and present a voice for the sea,” continued Mr. Weiner. “We at Fins Magazine are excited to bring this event to the general public and hope to demonstrate that Mermaids can and should be part of conservation and environmental awareness efforts.

The Ocean Race Summit Europe will harness the determination and ambition of the round-the-world challenge, to address the lack of governance and protection for our seas, the impact of climate change and examine whether the ocean should be given ‘rights’.

The Summit brings together leading experts from the worlds of government, science, industry, NGOs, media and sport. The line up includes the President of the European Commission, Ursula Von Der Leyen and Virginijus Sinkevičius, European Commissioner for Environment, Ocean and Fisheries, who who will speak on how the EU will put the blue in the European Green Deal and how the union could be at the forefront of protecting the ocean and planet; Mumta Ito, lawyer and Founder of the NGO Nature’s Rights, who will reveal why giving the ocean rights could help to ensure its future and Tommy E. Remengesau, former President of the Republic of Palau on leading the way in ocean protection.

Alongside these leading voices will be the unique perspectives of sailors, who have unrivalled experiences of the ocean. Annie Lush from Offshore Team Germany will reveal what life is like on the High Seas and how offshore racers are helping scientists understand climate and weather systems.

The Ocean Race Summit Europe will feature local speakers live from Alicante, Spain, the Race’s home city and a live link to Brussels. The event will be hosted virtually, with a diverse group of speakers and exclusively invited participants from across the world. The summit will feature ideas, solutions and inspiring examples of best practice from some of Europe’s leading voices. These local perspectives will help to drive the development of global policies.

Since the first Summit in the spring of 2015, events have taken place across the world and collectively seen thousands of attendees, both in-person and online, come together to work towards the restoration of ocean health. In earlier years, Summits focused on action around plastic pollution and had significant success at driving commitments from mayors, governors and ministers, who signed their cities, states and countries up to the Clean Seas programme, while companies such as Volvo Cars made public commitments to reducing their use of plastics.

The Summit will be livestreamed on The Ocean Race: Racing with Purpose YouTube channel.

Image Credit: https://www.theoceanrace.com/en/news/12713_The-Ocean-Race-Summit-Europe-to-tackle-urgent-threats-to-the-seas.html?fbclid=IwAR0wgBMK5tiLbHLzok5xhito7tGMwNfy7r5DTilLe-vsVO9hkiAOylL5x8E#

@alomalafontana has created a series of photographs to highlight the use of plastic around World Ocean Day

This is @brisafenoy in Aloma Lafontana water armor. Made out of plastic bottles. I love to work with waste, create with materials that aren’t meant to be part of a dress. Allows me to experiment and find exciting results. I know I won’t change the world but I would like to spread the idea that waste it’s our greatest material.

Find more work by Aloma Lafontana on their website, https://alomalafontana.com/

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Let’s start them young! So happy to have shared our love and knowledge for the ocean with the students from El Palmar Elementary School, in collaboration with @nexosurfhouse. Last week, in celebration of #WorldOceansDay and #WorldOceansWeek, we hosted a #SustainabilityWorkshop for more than 100 kids, and screened the film “Earth Ekko”!

Felt inspired? You can also host an educational workshop! Email us at europe@plasticoceans.org for more information.

Let’s celebrate our oceans every day!

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On World Ocean Day (8th June 2021), countries from all four corners of the world – from India to Guyana, South Korea to Austria have pledged to support the ‘30 by 30’ commitment which is being championed by the UK-led Global Ocean Alliance and the High Ambition Coalition for Nature and People, co-chaired by the UK, Costa Rica and France.

This next milestone follows a successful meeting of the G7 Climate and Environment ministers, during which all members agreed to champion the global ‘30×30’ target to conserve or protect at least 30 percent of the world’s land and at least 30 percent of the world’s ocean by 2030, as well as committing to ‘30 x 30’ domestically.

Members of the Global Ocean Alliance and/or the High Ambition Coalition for Nature and People

Afternoon Meeting  Coffee with our club members in order to inform of our sustainability results for the past years with WAW  and watch some videos related to water and the Ocean – Talking about our savings in our resort and some new project with WAW.

As part of the City and Science Biennial of Barcelona (Spain), the Institut de Ciùncies del Mar (ICM-CSIC)* is organising the activity “ICM respon” (ICM gives answers). People can send to icmrespon@icm.csic.es their questions related to the present and future of the oceans. On 15th June different experts of the ICM-CSIC will answer the questions in an online event. More information: https://www.icm.csic.es/ca/esdeveniment/licm-respon

* ICM-CSIC is the largest marine research institution of the Spanish National Research Council, that conducts frontier research and foster both knowledge and technology transfer on topics related to ocean and climate interactions, conservation and sustainable use of marine life and ecosystems, and impact mitigation of natural and anthropogenic hazards (https://www.icm.csic.es/en)

This initiative responds to the willingness of the ICM-CSIC for improving the relationship with citizenship through citizen engagement as one of the pillars of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI). The ICM-CSIC is one of the participants of the project ResBios. ResBios is a H2020 project of the European call Science with and for Society.

DATE – 15 June

TIME – 5:30 pm

Image Credit: https://unworldoceansday.org/calendar/

In Santa Barbara Golf and Ocean Club, we celebrated this event by sharing with all our team members the importance of protecting the environment and the Ocean. We raised awareness by sharing real data and recognizing the efforts of all of them in the funds raised together to help India through the We are Water Foundation. We also shared a video so it made it easier to visualize the information. To finish this  we opened up a small debate in which all team members shared their point of view and ideas in which they help in protecting the planet.

Hello Sailors! Feel free to learn about the operation of the Pasaia fish market this week or come next Saturday  Azabaratza to the senate waste collection. Celebrate #InternationalOceanDay with MATER.

–  June 10, Thursday 6:00 – 7:30 Fish Market
–  Saturday, June 12 9:00 – 13:00 Azabaratza Senada Waste Collection

 Registration for waste collection

Or contact us:
Info @ mater .eus

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Come to MATER this weekend and be a real sailor  with the Marine Waste Fishing trip or get excited. Discover the Cliffs of Jaizkibel in an old traditional fishing boat. Don’t miss this great opportunity!

– Saturday, June 5 12:00 – 14:00 Marine Waste Fishing
– Sunday, June 6 12:00 – 13:30 Jaizkibel Cliffs

Come this weekend to MATER to take care of the sea on our departure from Sea Waste Fishing or get to know  the Jaizkibel Cliffs aboard an authentic traditional fishing boat. Don’t miss it!

– Saturday June 5 12:00 – 14:00 Sea Waste Fishing
–  Sunday June 6 12:00 – 13:30 Jaizkibel Cliffs

Registration required Prior reservation essential.


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