- 04 March 2010 | Environment
On the weekend of the 27th and 28th of February Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) joined forces with hundreds of dedicated volunteers, at stunning sites around the UK, to clean their beloved beaches in eager anticipation of spring.
SAS waved goodbye to winter in spectacular style with their most successful spring clean to date, with 8 beach cleans taking place in Cornwall, Pembrokeshire, Brighton, North Yorkshire and Edinburgh. Lead by SAS campaigns staff, SAS reps and volunteer organisers almost 350 volunteers stuffed over 600 refuse bags. Relieving the ocean environment of the burden of over 2 tonnes of man made, marine litter (in just two hours!).
- 02 March 2010 | Environment
A massive earthquake and tsunami hit Chile this weekend. The earthquake epicenter was just 5km from Save The Waves Coalition's Maule Itata Coastkeeper office and is where Save The Waves' environmental advocacy efforts are focused.
The earthquake and tidal wave damage to the area where Save The Waves works is devastating. Friends, colleagues and neighbors in coastal Chile need everyone's help now more than ever before.
The destruction to infrastructure is severe, and includes massive damage to structures, drinking water systems, power, transportation, and communication. This means that aid and relief in the next few weeks will be crucial to help save lives.
Because Save The Waves Coalition's ongoing environmental work is in the exact same area as the disaster, the organization is uniquely positioned to help direct humanitarian relief efforts in the region.
Save The Waves is organizing a focused relief effort to this hardest hit region of Chile, including a humanitarian aid trip this week with a team that includes doctors, medics, and other relief workers. The organization is now accepting donations to support travel to the region to distribute water filters, medical treatment and supplies, local relief supplies, and camping gear to the affected coastal areas.
- 27 February 2010 | Environment
Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) are calling all beach lovers to join us to welcome in spring on the weekend of the 27th and 28th of February at our beach cleans being held at beaches all over the UK. Sadly we are all far too familiar with how the litter piles up over the long, stormy, tourist free winter months but together we can make a real and noticeable difference.
You and your friends can also help halt the tide-line of trash by calling on Gordon Brown to protect our coastline by implementing a National Marine Litter Strategy. Join SAS’s online petition now (http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/marine-litter/)
SAS spring cleans will be held at the following beaches: