The cooperation between three environmental initiatives located around Ericeira; Ocean Hope, Futurix and Skeleton Sea in partnership with the European Parliament Office and the European Commission Representation in Portugal is far more than simply a temporary success and actively involves the population.
„An Ocean of Change“ is the slogan under which something can be done together, both with and for nature and then be exhibited. The eight week plus spring campaign not only garners attention for the protection of nature and the environment, but also transfers it into everyday life.The three-part campaign consists of „Beach cleaning“, „Turn Trash into Art“ workshops and the exhibition of those works at the „Praça da Europa” in Lisbon.
The beach cleaning kick-off took place on the 25th of April 2019, on the Foz do Lizandro Beach, in Ericeira, right on the Atlantic coast where the spring storms bring along a flotsam of rubbish onto the shores; filth, litter and oddities.
110 dedicated participants joined the session despite of the stormy April weather with some rain. Thank you to all participants for coming out today and for the love and the dedication to make this Beach Clean Up such a special one! As well thank you to the European Parliament Office and the European Commission Representation in Portugal for making this all possible.
All photos by Helena Kreuzeder ® Skeleton Sea.