Cleaning Glyfadaʼs Beach - «Let's do it Greece»
On Sunday, April 26, 2015 ARCHELON actively participated in cleaning the 3rd Marina of Glyfadaʼs beach, near the Sea Turtle Rescue Centre of ARCHELON in the Panhellenic action «Let's do it Greece».
In that action, volunteers, friends of ARCHELON, and members of the Environmental Association "Time for Action" participated as well as several people who were on the beach, watching our effort spontaneously wanted to participate in cleaning.
The cleaning started with everyone supplied with bags, gloves, a good mood and many smiles.
Firstly, we were divided into groups of 3-4 people and each one took over cleaning a specific part of the beach. Then we formed a long line across the whole width of the beach and by walking together from edge-to-edge we made sure not to miss any litter.
Within two hours we gathered various kinds of waste, greatly improving the image of the beach. Overall we managed to fill more than 25 garbage bags and to get rid of several harmful materials.
Our afternoon activity ended beautifully with food and conversation at the «Sea Turtle Rescue Centre» facilities, where we exchanged experiences and views about the importance of such initiatives so as to inform citizens about the protection of the sea and the coast.
We renew our appointment with the «Let's Do it Greece» team for next year with even greater participation and public awareness for the preservation and conservation of our natural environment, both locally and globally.
We gratefully thank the Municipality of Glyfada, the Environmental Association "Time for Action" and the «Let's do it Greece» team for their assistance and support.
(translation by: Efi Tricha)