Why collaborating with The Ocean Network is crucial for a sustainable future
The majestic beauty of the world's oceans captivates us with its vastness, mystery, and power. However, these very oceans are under relentless threat from pollution, climate change, and human activity. Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) stands as a beacon of hope, striving to protect and conserve our oceans and beaches. Collaborating with organisations like The Ocean Network, SAS is making a significant impact on preserving our planet's most vital ecosystems.
Collaborating with SAS provides an opportunity to contribute actively to the conservation of our oceans. The Ocean Network, a coalition of like-minded organisations and individuals, shares SAS's vision for a healthier marine environment. Working together, they amplify efforts, pool resources, and leverage collective expertise to tackle the complex challenges facing our oceans.
One of the primary reasons why working with SAS and The Ocean Network is crucial for our planet is the dire need to address plastic pollution. Every year, millions of tons of plastic enter the oceans, endangering marine life and ecosystems. SAS's initiatives to reduce single-use plastic and their relentless efforts in organising beach clean-ups are making a substantial impact.
‘We demand an end to sewage discharge into UK bathing waters and a 90% reduction in sewage discharges by 2030.
'UK water users are swimming in a toxic cocktail of pollution. It’s time for water companies to clean up their act. Fast.'
Through education, advocacy, and community engagement, these organisations work to raise awareness and push for sustainable practices and policies that mitigate the effects of climate change on our oceans.
Working with these organisations not only helps in safeguarding our oceans but also contributes to a sustainable future for generations to come. As we stand at a critical juncture in our planet's history, supporting and collaborating with these groups becomes not just a choice but a responsibility for the well-being of our world.
The great thing about SAS and The Ocean Network is that there are so many ways that we can all help to eradicate the plastic that is consuming our oceans. One of those ways is by participating in the #MillionMileClean - where you can help clean your beach, park, or local forestry walk to help eradicate plastic. If we rally 100,000 people to help clean 10 miles each we could reach 10 million miles of landscape.
Check out below how you can help!