Save the Bay is a great organization that offers lots of volunteer activities to help make the Ocean State Beaches even more beautiful. Please visit their website for more information: check THIS PAGE for details and to sign up!
Earth Day Cleanup at Save The Bay
Saturday, April 12
10 a.m.-12 p.m.
100 Save The Bay Drive, Providence, RI MAP
This cleanup is appropriate for ages 8+.
This event is supported by a Providence Earth Day Spring Cleaning grant!
This is one of those things most people don’t even want to think about, the crazy, outrageous number of plastic bottles creating something like an entire continent of garbage in our oceans.
This matters more than you may think. This plastic flotilla blocks light, changes the oxygenation at waters surface, dumps carcinogenic chemicals into the food chain and harms sea life. It also washes ashore at times where it creates another host of problems. Take a look at this TED Talk and get yourself thinking about this, and try getting your personal actions in line with prevention, and maybe even help with potential solutions….
Boyan Slat has launched the Ocean Cleanup Foundation to develop safe methods of cleaning plastic from the world’s oceans. His solution involves arrays of booms that would direct small plastic particles into robotic collection platforms…. [read full article and responses here]
Take a look at this site for the full infographic about plastic bag use and outrageous amount of waste, and get a sense of the problem. Whether “littered” or not, plastic bags are worth eliminating from regular use. Thank you Kayla for sending this along.
DATE OF DISPATCH FROM SERVE RI: Wednesday, 10.31.12 — 2:45 PM
Volunteers will be needed very soon to help clean up debris left by the hurricane. Westerly Chamber of Commerce is coordinating the beach area clean up and has called for volunteers. Washington Trust Bank and other businesses are helping.
If you can lend a hand for a couple of hours we will be needing your help as soon as the heavy earth-moving equipment operators complete their work in the Misquamicut Beach community.
Click HERE to sign up and let us know when you are available over the next five days.
Other southern RI shoreline clean-ups are being organized and we will inform you of them as the information becomes available.
For more information, contact Serve Rhode Island, (401) 331-2298.
Thank you. We will be in contact with you shortly.
Serve Rhode Island