At Envirosax we are always looking to spread the message of those organisations that are enacting real, positive change on the environment. Eco Barge Clean Seas Inc. is one such organisation that is attempting to clean up the ocean around the Whitsundays in Queensland and protect the fragile habitat of the diverse marine life that inhabits the area.
Australia is a beautiful country with a reputation for beautiful vistas and golden beaches. Unfortunately the world’s oceans grow more polluted every year and Australia is no exception. With over 6.4 million tons of rubbish finding its way into the ocean annually, around 13,000 pieces per square kilometre, a devastating price is being exacted from marine life. Eco Barge Clean Seas Inc. seeks to protect the fragile ecosystem surrounding the Whitsundays by removing debris and rubbish from the ocean.
Like all environmental causes, success depends on community support and involvement. Eco Barge Clean Seas Inc. utilises various community groups and volunteers to gather together and remove debris piece by piece. As well as actively removing pollutants, numerous initiatives have been implemented with the aim of educating the community and promoting eco-friendly practices in the region.
Strong community involvement and dedication to a cleaner ocean has resulted in a strong organisation, with over 300 volunteers working in various ways to clean up the area and protect the beautiful and exotic marine life that characterises the Whitsundays. Unfortunately the dumping of pollutants as well as irresponsible practice remains rampant. More support is needed to ensure the regions positive future, and guarantee the protection of marine life and habitat.
Check out their website to see how real change can be brought about. If you live by the ocean, find out about the health of marine life in your area. See if you can volunteer, do your part to make sure these beautiful environments are around for generations to come.