Save The Med are very grateful and proud to announce a new collaboration with OceanCare, who have dedicated to help us to expand our educational programmes to public schools in Mallorca by providing fundings towards the implementation of our Dos Manos Schools Programmes, - an initiative which aims to reach and teach all school aged children growing up in the Balearic Islands about the issues of plastic pollution, ignite hope and encourage them to creative, solution-oriented thinking while helping to shape an innovative and environmentally conscious future generation.
OceanCare has been committed to marine wildlife protection since 1989. Through research and conservation projects, campaigns, environmental education, and involvement in a range of important international committees, OceanCare undertakes concrete steps to improve the situation for wildlife in the world’s oceans. In 2011, OceanCare was granted Special Consultative Status on marine issues with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations and is part of the UNEP Global Partnership on Marine Litter.
Regarding their collaboration with Save The Med, Silvia Frey from OceanCare explains that: - “Through environmental education, OceanCare encourages a rethinking of our attitude towards plastic and urges people not to use disposable plastic. The collaboration with Save The Med represents an important further step for OceanCare in establishing a network of partner organisations dedicated to take actions against marine plastic pollution. OceanCare is happy to be able to support STM with its mission to bring the Dos Manos School programme to public schools in Mallorca as it is one of the most important steps to educate the young generation and let them actively take action to reduce plastic pollution and bring a change in our daily use of plastic items.”
Learn more about OceanCare and their impressive work by visiting www.oceancare.org.