More than 80 divers with a shared passion for ocean protection joined forces on Sunday 29 May in Sweden to take a stand against the onslaught of marine debris! What they found is astonishing – trolleys, bikes, bottles ….
“Maren is a garbage dump, and I feel sorry for Södertälje residents and the environment,” says Lasse Lindblad, one of the event organisers from Ecodive.
The event raised a whopping £3.5K in support of Project AWARE’s conservation work and on-going battle against marine debris.
“The dedication and commitment of the Project AWARE movement of divers give us hope that together, we will win the fight against marine debris” says Domino Albert, Project AWARE Communications Manager. “We thank all the sponsors, donors, event organisers and everyone involved in the success of this amazing day in support of ocean protection. Your support and generosity will go a long way towards our relentless efforts to advocate for long–term solutions to prevent marine debris“.
PADI Regional Manager, Kjell Håkon Evensen, who attended this awareness day, was pleased to receive a cheque on behalf of the Project AWARE team in support of the non-profit organisation’s ongoing campaign Dive Against Debris and long-term commitment to finding solutions to the global marine debris crisis.
For more information about organising a Dive Against Debris for a group of divers, visit Project AWARE’s Action Zone.
My PADI – My Ocean – My Hope