The most successful Croatian free-diver and world championship holder, Goran Čolak, has joined Green Sail’s virtual clean-up challenge to celebrate World Oceans Day on 8 June 2020 in just 5 minutes.
The environmental organisation from Croatia has launched a global online campaign Green Sail Takes 5! in order to conduct a short clean-up shared worldwide on social media and, in that way, help protect our seas and oceans in no more than 5 minutes. The campaign is encouraging everyone to take a short break on 8 June, no matter where a person lives in the world, collect 5 pieces of waste and post a photo of their clean-up by using the hashtag #GreenSailTakes5. This way anyone can become part of a virtually engaging clean-up challenge in just a couple of minutes of their time.
As someone who is both personally and professionally related to the sea, Goran has not only joined the movement, but has also invited others to do the same on 8 June 2020 for World Oceans Day and raise awareness about the important role our waterways play in the story of sustainable development.
Knowing than 90% of waste found in our seas and oceans comes from the mainland, but also that between 50% and 85% of oxygen comes from the ocean, we all have a moral obligation to keep our waterways clean and safe for the future. This year’s World Oceans Day is a unique chance to do it globally in the shortest amount of time possible. Green Sail’s virtual challenge can be completed by anyone and anywhere in the world, individually or in
groups, as all it takes is collecting 5 pieces of trash from any participant’s local area to prevent those same 5 pieces from eventually entering our seas and oceans.
Goran’s video and message is available here. Just like Goran, the participants can get involved by joining an online community formed by a Facebook Group where useful information on how to participate in the clean-up is regularly interchanged among the participants prior to the event.
Press release and images courtesy of Green Sail Organisation