Help clean up one of Hawaii's dirtiest shorelines
This week thousands of marine experts, global decision-makers, and leaders from across different cultures and industries gather for the 2016 IUCN World Conservation Congress held in Hawaii. Speakers and attendees will share solutions, strategies, and inspiration to protect the world's life-giving ecosystems and see the agreements of the historic Paris Climate Accord turned into actions. One place to start is with Hawaii's plastic pollution.
As the congress concludes on September 10, Parley, Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii, and the Sierra Club will hold a beach cleanup at Malaekahana on the island of O'ahu. As part of the IUCN Congress, Parley x Sustainable Coastlines x Sierra Club are encouraging participants and everyone else to join in on this tremendous effort.
We’ll need many hands to tackle this project. Utilizing sand sifters, rakes, and teamwork, our mutual goal is to remove as much debris as possible.
Hawaii has a massive pollution problem, but the pollution doesn't start there. Due to its location on the island, Malaekahana Beach is hammered by marine debris from the North Pacific Gyre, making it one of Oahu’s dirtiest stretches of coastline. A beach cleanup alleviates immediate threats to marine life, but more action is needed to stop the plastic tide. Once intercepted, Parley and partners will recycle as much Ocean Plastic as possible to raise awareness and drive eco-innovation for long-term solutions under Parley A.I.R.
In collaboration with Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii, Parley is committed to keeping Hawaii’s most remote shorelines plastic-free.
Held once every four years, the IUCN World Conservation Congress brings together several thousand leaders and decision-makers from government, civil society, indigenous peoples, business, and academia, with the goal of conserving the environment and harnessing the solutions nature offers to global challenges. Learn more here.