Our Planet Foundation is marching for a cleaner Baltic through their sixth educational program “See the Baltic…”, for the International Clean Up the Baltic campaign. The most important event of the program is the march along the Baltic Sea which started on July 16th and ends later this week on July 28th .
The march along the Baltic Sea from Międzyzdroje to Hel, organized by the Our Earth Foundation and the Clean Up the World Foundation – Poland, is the cumulative event of the program. During the march the Our Earth and Clean Up the World Foundations are monitoring the health and cleanliness of the beaches along the Baltic Coast. Several local businesses, organisations and local residents have joined the walk along the coast. With members of the Polish President’s office joining the marchers at the end of the march in Hel.
The march and its opening and closing events are part of Polish celebrations of the European Fish Weeks, an event coordinated by the international coalition OCEAN2012. It is an opportunity to show policy makers that the Common Fisheries Policy needs to be reformed. Currently the campaign is focused on stopping overfishing; the object is to inform policy makers of the problems in the Baltic and demand that the fish population be allowed to rebuild and the ecosystem restore balance.