What we’re doing
We’re working hard to raise awareness about ocean challenges and how people can make a difference, and we lobby retailers and local governments to helps us.
We call these “campaigns” but they’re really just different ways of driving change to make a positive difference to our waterways, our ocean, and ourselves. Feel free to get involved: you can do so by coming along to our events, participating in the campaigns, sharing our campaigns with others (online and in person), and by getting in touch to take a more active role.
Just about everything that you buy “to go” involves plastic of some sort.
But “to go” is useful.
We lead busy live and sometimes we have to drink coffee, glug water, eat food, or share a meal on the move. So let’s work on BYO – Bring Your Own – whenever you need to “to go”. Our campaign calls on Tirolean consumers to be more aware of plastic in their “to go” lifestyles and make better choices, like opting for reusable water bottles, coffee mugs, and products that use reusable or recyclable packaging. We’re also working with retailers to see if there are smarter ways for them to deliver their products, and we’re lobbying local government to see if we can have legal changes, too.
Campaigns in planning
We’re pretty ambitious and have a long list of campaigns planned. Realistically, though, we know that to gain traction on single campaign takes longer than a few weeks. So we’ll start with what we have, and continue to think about those yet to come…
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How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is quite clearly Ocean.
- Arthur C. Clarke
Water and air, the two essential fluids on which all life depends, have become global garbage cans.
- Jacques Yves Cousteau
No water, no life. No blue, no green.
- Sylvia Earle
The ocean is like a checking account where everybody withdraws but nobody makes a deposit. This is what's happening because of overfishing.
- Enric Sala
I'll tell you what me scares me is plastic. Plastic bags and plastic bottles and these things. Why does my water have to be in a bloody plastic bottle? The landfill and the ocean?
- Helen Mirren