Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Youth and Adults Take Action against Marine Debris during Global Youth Service Day

Around the world, marine debris poses a serious threat to our planet’s ocean environments. This weekend, in honor of Global Youth Service Day, the world’s largest service event, youth and adults, across the country and around the world, are teaming up to raise awareness about this important issue. By sharing a new educational outreach presentation created by the Stow It-Don’t Throw It Project, they’re working to teach community members about marine debris – its sources, its impacts, and strategies for its prevention. In addition to sharing this important message in school classes, with youth organizations, and at community events, many students will lead a community cleanup activity to help address the problem of marine debris.

Participants sharing our educational outreach presentation on marine debris prevention will be joining forces with thousands of other youth and adults around the world, who are giving back to their communities during April 26-28, as part of Global Youth Service Day.

For more information on the Stow It-Don’t Throw It Project’s marine debris prevention presentation, and to receive materials to share this message in your community visit: http://ow.ly/km38C

Check out our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/stowitdonthrowit to see photos and updates from the youth and adults helping spread this message during Global Youth Service Day weekend!

Students in North Carolina learn about marine debris prevention through the Stow It-Don't Throw It Project's educational presentation, shared by Casey Sokolovic, founder of Love A Sea Turtle. 

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