Advocacy and Support for Local Communities on Ocean Pollution
Posted Nov 24 2021 in About sail.me
Our future depends on the water we all share and love. So we have to care about pollutants that harm marine life and disrupt the ecosystems both in and out of the water. One of the groups striving for environmental change is our partner - the Clean Ocean Foundation in Australia.
We support the foundation that gives voice to pressing problems. The group advocates and addresses issues connected with ocean pollution, outfall waste, circular economy, and
overall community wellbeing.
Learn more about their fight for the ocean in this short article:
Community and Environment Support by the Clean Ocean Foundation Clean Ocean Foundation is an environmental charity organization that’s been around for more than 20 years, changing Australia for the better. The foundation runs on positive contributions in the form of donations from patrons who care about the ocean and its preservation. The Clean Ocean Foundation is a vast advocate for communities around Australia that face devastating ocean pollution problems due to unacceptable outfall and waste disposal practices. Their mission is simple - protecting and saving the ocean. How? By eradicating ocean pollution and preserving the marine environment one project at a time.
The Fierce Battle Against Ocean Pollution
One of the main challenges the environmental group faces is dealing with the bureaucracy of corporations dumping poorly treated waste in the waters. When the eco-friendly approach affects certain people of power’s interests, it’s hard enforcing change without community pressure and sometimes even legal precautions. In those cases, the Clean Ocean Foundation is an honest broker supporting the local communities in their save-the-ocean campaigns. They navigate and support locals in the complex government means allowing pollution to happen in the first place. The foundation brings the issue to light to the authorities and even the media.
Advocacy is another important role of the Clean Ocean Foundation. Thanks to the access to volunteer experts, the environmental charity can provide professional aid whenever needed. Dealing with approval processes is hard, as they are intentionally outlined to overlook the adoption of sustainable practices in water recycling and waste management. With extensive experience in the ocean pollution field, the Clean Ocean Foundation is the ultimate support locals could get.
Clean Ocean Foundation works closely with communities, eco groups, non-profits, NGOs, businesses, governments, and environmentally aware partners like sail.me to disrupt bad waste practices and reduce marine pollution. The support from patrons who make donations to their cause helps the foundation keep up their research going and make a real environmental change. That change is working towards minimizing waste spillage following the closure of outfalls or their upgrade to the world's best sustainable practices.
Current Community Hotspots
Clean Ocean foundation is currently dealing with three major community problem areas, directly connected with excessive water pollution:
- Cronulla Sutherland Shire
Cronulla Sutherland Shire
A collective of woke local groups, individuals, and companies is working together in Sutherland Shire to meet environmental goals, reduce the use of single-use plastic, and minimize water waste. In the area, the Clean Ocean Foundation addresses the serious issue of poorly treated effluent microplastic debris discharged from the NSW’s major outfalls.
The Warrnambool area’s ecosystem is disrupted by a serious deep ocean outfall. In the last few years, pre-production microplastic pellets and plastic elements kept washing up on the local shore. When the time has come to find how those particles pass filtration systems and make it into the water, the Clean Ocean Foundation offers full-on support and research.
The community in Merimbula faces a deep ocean outfall problem as well. The problem starts with the Merimbula Sewage Treatment Plant that discharges effluent onto the local beach. The liquid waste is a sewerage treatment leftover that poses danger for public health and marine life. Clean Ocean Foundation and the locals fight for a sustainable change in the plant’s practices.
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