Plastic Pollution Clean Ups

The headline target for EOCA's Plastic Free: Mountain to Sea project is for the Association and its members to collectively clear 3000km of coast, river, forest and other habitats of plastic pollution.  This will be achieved through events that EOCA members are involved in themselves and also through EOCA funding of NGO-led projects around the world.




 

Please see below which projects EOCA is funding which contribute to this target. The list will be updated as we go through the Focus period of 2019 and 2020.

The graphic above represents the 3000km. As we fund more projects and members get involved in clean up events, the graphic will be 'cleaned' and move from black and white to colour to show our progress!

Actions taken by EOCA members to date to contribute to tackling the issue of plastic pollution include:
Abbie Baynes, Spring PR - clean up of 8.5km of UK beach
icebreaker- Staff got involved in cleaning up a section of the Starnberger Lake shoreline near their offices in Germany
Lowe Alpine - A staff lunch time litter pick plus a dog walking litter pick on World Environment Day in woods local to their offices resulted in 7 bags of rubbish being collected

 

EOCA Funded Projects Tackling Plastic Pollution

 
Volunteers.  Image Pila Elorriaga
Funded: 2019
Acceso PanAm aims to ensure that all appropriate climbing areas are open, free from unreasonable restrictions and maintained as high quality climbing environments for current and future climbers
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Beach Cleaning
Funded: 2019
Lighthouse Relief is based in a very small community on Lesvos, Greece.  Founded in response to the thousands of refugees arriving every day in rubber dinghies, the organisation is embedded in the local community providing a humanitarian response to the crisis.  ECO Relief was formed in response to the huge amount of refuse left as a result of the refugee landings.  The work not only protects the local environment but also the local main economies of fishing and tourism.

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High Altitude Clean Up
Funded: 2019
Integrated Mountain Initiative’s vision of ‘Making the people of India proud of our mountains” aims to focus attention on India’s Himalayan Regions (IHR) to mainstream the concept of Sustainable mountain development into the administrative planning concept of IHR.

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Clean Up
Funded: 2019
Itsas Gela- Aula del Mar was created with the objective of making known the wide range of possibilities that maritime culture offers, from a perspective of conservation and respect towards the environment and its people.
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Beach litter.  Image Surfrider Europe
Funded: 2019
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Surfrider Foundation Europe is dedicated to the protection and enhancement of Europe’s oceans, seas, beaches, lakes, rivers and coastlines.
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Ria Formosa
Funded: 2019
RTV - Associação para o Estudo e Conservação dos Oceanos (AECO) – Responsible Tourism Volunteer – Ocean Research and Conservation Association. The organisation’s mission is to support marine environment research, education and conservation, creating awareness and inspiring action towards the protection of sea life.
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The dangers of ghost nets
Funded: 2019
Instituto Curicaca contributes to the viability of all life forms, promoting respect for ecological processes, biodiversity conservation, sustainable development, cultural diversity and valorization of assets, expressions, practices and knowledge in the Atlantic Forest, Pampa and Coastal region biomes.
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Cascade Designs is delighted to be a founding member of the European Outdoor Conservation Association. We hugely value the broad remit to preserve and restore wild places for the betterment of the planet and humanity. In addition we find the 100% application of donations to projects to be refreshingly compelling along with the transparent and efficient project selection process.
Joe Mc Swiney, President Cascade Designs