Barefoot Wine & Bubbly has proclaimed July 9th World Beach Rescue Day (WBRD) in honor of the 10th year of the Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project, an initiative that began in 2007 in partnership with the Surfrider Foundation, a non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to protecting our ocean, waves and beaches.
We only have one Earth, and we need to start taking the steps necessary to make it a better place for ourselves, and future generations. Barefoot Wine & Bubbly knows this, and has known it for many years. That’s why this Saturday, volunteers in 11 countries around the world will be feeling the sand between their toes as they simultaneously head to the beach for World Beach Rescue Day.
For the past 10 years, this beach-cleaning effort has expanded to more than 14 countries where over 14,000 volunteers have collected more than 20 tonnes of trash from our beaches. That’s 20 tonnes of trash that won’t be polluting our waters! That’s 20 tonnes of trash that won’t be affecting our beaches!
2016 World Beach Rescue Day International Participants
July 9, 2016 World Beach Rescue Day Clean Ups: Australia, Canada, Germany, Mexico, Philippines, Poland, Puerto Rico, Singapore, South Korea, United Kingdom and United States
On Saturday, these volunteers will be outfitted with gloves (safety first, y’all) and reusable bags and will be directed to the areas of the local beaches, shores, rivers, and lakes that need some TLC. After spending the day making the world a little prettier – these lucky volunteers will then be treated to some “delicious food, exciting entertainment, and complimentary Barefoot Wine & Bubbly.”
Unable to join in the World Beach Rescue Day clean up on Saturday? You can still join in on the movement by being part of the conversation.
Head to Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter and share a photo of how you are helping clean up our beaches. Use the hashtag #WorldBeachRescueDay and Barefoot Wine & Bubbly will donate $1 (up to $100,000) to Surfrider.
Best of all – this will be going on all summer (until August 31, 2016), so you have lots of time to share your story!
— barefootwine (@BarefootWine) July 7, 2016
Join the conversation on Twitter and Instagram: @BarefootWine @Surfrider #WorldBeachRescueDay.
While there is still a great deal of work to be done, we’re incredibly proud of the stand in the sand Barefoot has taken in preserving beaches around the world,” said Stephanie Gallo from Barefoot Wine & Bubbly. “We hope World Beach Rescue Day will usher in a greater emphasis on the importance of leaving only footprints on our beaches.
ABOUT BAREFOOT WINE & BUBBLY
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ABOUT SURFRIDER FOUNDATION
The Surfrider Foundation is a nonprofit, grassroots organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our world’s oceans, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network. Founded in 1984 by a handful of visionary surfers in Malibu, California, the Surfrider Foundation now maintains over 250,000 supporters, activists and members worldwide. For more information on the Surfrider Foundation, visit www.surfrider.org
Disclaimer: I was compensated for this post, however – as always my views are my own and I truly believe in this cause