Earth Day this is this Thursday, April 22, and environmental association Mi Moana founders Natasha and Nikky Wegloop are asking people to grab a bag, put on some gloves and do a street or beach clean-up with their family, friends, neighbours and colleagues.
“Earth Day is a great opportunity to act and start to make longer term changes to help the planet.” explains Natasha Wegloop. “If hundreds of people on the Costa del Sol pick up just a few pieces of litter each this Earth Day, together they will make a big difference and we will be able to see the benefit to our local area and environment. We also recommend thinking about your plastic footprint on Earth Day, educating yourself about the alternatives and taking steps to reduce the plastics you use on a day-to-day basis. Every little really does help!”
Mi Moana has been working hard this year to improve the health of the seas and the condition of the beaches along the coast. They are also developing an educational game for Spanish schools to improve awareness. This will be launched in Marbella in June and has been made possible thanks to sponsorship from the Rotary Club Marbella and the End Plastic Soup Foundation.
Mi Moana are asking for supporters and sponsors to help distribute the educational game to all schools. They are also appealing to businesses to support the charity through sponsorship, to allow them to increase their activities, hold more events, inspire more people and introduce new activities. These include installing an underwater camera in Mijas Costa, as well as a new project to replant seagrass, which is rapidly disappearing and is vital for the health of the oceans.