Help us combat plastic pollution! Our new program, Trash Trackers, aims to protect the beautiful beaches of the Canary Islands. We are seeking passionate volunteers to join us in cleaning up the shores and collecting data through a Marine debris app to make a positive impact in the fight against plastic waste. Join us in making a difference!
What is Trash Trackers?
Trash Trackers, a program introduced in September 2023 to commemorate World Oceans Day, aims to enlist a volunteer at each beach to commit to cleaning up plastic waste and other pollutants at least once a week, and to input data on the collected waste into a Marine debris app powered by National Geographic.
Who can join the Trash Trackers program?
The Trash Trackers initiative invites residents and locals of Canary islands of all ages, jobs, and backgrounds to take collective responsibility for our environment. Whether you're a student, professional, retiree, or part of a company or employee group, everyone is urged to join. Take part alone or with friends and family to make the experience even better. Let's come together to protect our beaches and oceans for the benefit of future generations
How does Trash Trackers work? How can I join?
As a member of the Trash Tracker team, you can make a difference by cleaning up one beach every week. This will help to keep our coastlines clean and healthy. To get started, follow these simple steps:
#1 Contact us to let us know you're interested. We'll need some basic information from you, such as your name, email address, phone number, nationality, preferred beach in the Canary Islands, cleanup frequency, t-shirt size, and equipment needs.
#2 Once you're enrolled, we'll send you a kit that includes a t-shirt, cap, litter picker, gloves, and a bag.
#3 Download the Marine Debris app by National Geographic and use it to record your collections. This will help scientists monitor and analyze plastic pollution levels on the island.
Throughout the entire process, our team of dedicated volunteers will be there to offer guidance and support. Join us in making a positive impact on our environment!