At EBB & FLO, we love spending time at the beach and we know you do too! Did you know that beach cleaning has many benefits for the environment, physical and mental wellbeing, and social communities? Yep, that's right!
Let's talk about mental health first. Spending time at the beach can do wonders for your mental health. Being near the ocean can reduce stress, improve mood, and increase creativity. And here's the best part, joining a beach clean-up can give you a sense of purpose and accomplishment. You'll be directly helping to keep our beaches clean, and studies have found that being connected to nature can also help to alleviate depression and anxiety. So, put on your hat and sunscreen, or wrap up in your waterproofs and wellies, and head to the beach to enjoy its mental benefits.
Now, let's talk about the environment. Beach cleaning is important for the local wildlife, ecosystems, and communities. It helps to keep beaches clean and free of debris, which can be hazardous to both animals and people. By reducing the amount of pollutants entering the ocean, we can help maintain healthy marine life. Plus, a cleaner beach environment is more visually appealing and attracts visitors, which can boost local economies.
And finally, beach cleaning can increase public safety by reducing the risk of injury from debris and other hazards. It's a win-win situation!
We're committed to beach cleaning and promoting sustainable practices, because we believe that everyone can make a positive impact on the environment and the community. So, if you're interested in joining a beach clean-up or want to learn more about how you can get involved, check out the following:
- Community beach cleans: We offer community beach cleans which can be seen via our Facebook page.
- Corporate beach cleans: Companies can get involved by organising a corporate beach clean as part of their corporate social responsibility or environment, social, and governance goals. It can also be a team building or volunteering experience for your business or organisation. We happy to share our beach cleaning resources with lik-minded businesses who want to participate.
- School beach cleans: Schools and colleges can also get involved by organising a field trip. We are happy to share our beach cleaning and educational resources with schools and organisations that share their commitment to making a positive impact and inspiring the next generations.
So there you have it! Beach cleaning is a fantastic way to support the environment, boost your mental health and wellbeing, and connect with your community. So, grab some friends, pack a picnic, and make a day of it! We guarantee you'll feel good about giving back to the beach that gives us so much.