This week our pre-intermediate class mixed with the local Byron Bay community in a beach clean-up. These regular beach clean-ups are organised by an environmental group called Positive Change for Marine Life in an attempt to remove rubbish, particularly plastic, from the local marine ecosystem.
According to the Positive Change for Marine Life website, over the past 5 years the beach clean-ups have:
ensured that over 400,000 pieces of trash have been removed from and kept out of marine ecosystems.
What a fantastic result! Every little bit helps, if every beach-side town had similar action groups we could prevent so much plastic entering our beautiful marine ecosystems.
The beach clean up was a great way for our students to feel as though they were part of the local community. The students got to meet the locals and enjoy the beautiful summer sunshine. Some students even got to practise their English while being interviewed for a documentary!
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