Beach Cleaning Day!


Join the movement for clean beaches by becoming a volunteer! Every day, hundreds of thousands of volunteers work tirelessly to clean up litter from beaches and coastlines around the world. The amount of trash polluting our oceans is harmful to all kinds of wildlife, both in the ocean and on land. Volunteers in Greece are needed to help clean up the beaches.

Humans tragically pollute beaches with materials such as plastic bottles and bags, plastic straws, fishing gear, cigarette filters, six-pack rings, surgical masks, and many other items that often lead to environmental degradation. It’s crucial to clean up this trash daily to protect wildlife. Volunteers can help with the conservation of sea turtles, seals, and other animals by picking up trash at beaches.

Stop microplastic pollution: Plastic eventually breaks up into tiny microplastics that are nearly impossible to filter out of the environment once they are there. Picking up plastic prevents microplastics from further polluting the beaches and oceans.

Encourage stewardship and education: When you get involved in taking care of your community, you are more likely to think about your consumption choices and care for the environment.

Philotimo Med Abroad, together with Shelters for Unaccompanied Migrant Children -KEAN in Larissa will be cleaning  Rakopotamo Beach this coming Monday, May 5  at 10:00 am.

What to Bring for Your Beach Cleanup:
– Trash Supplies: Bring trash bags, trash pickup sticks, gloves to protect hands, hand sanitizer, and anything else you might need for trash removal to make your cleanup more successful. Please don’t use your bare hands; you never know what is in the trash or if there are sharp items. For broken glass removal, use something firmer than a trash bag that won’t allow glass to cut through.

If you want to come and help us, you’re more than welcome!