Vancouver locals get together in an attempt to clean up five of Vancouver’s major beaches.
Third Beach, Vancouver, BC
Saturday, May 26th, 2018
10AM to 1PM
The idea for this beach clean came after the founder of M.A.D. decided to go down to English Bay after work one day and clean up trash which took him about a half hour. It was this moment that sparked the idea of bringing people together to clean up five of Vancouver’s major beaches. Native Shoes stepped in by being the sponsor for this mission. They are a local Vancouver brand who are known to be PETA approved (www.nativeshoes.com). The lovely people from Eternal Abundance have extended a helping hand by providing volunteers for the beach clean with some tasty treats (www.eternalabundance.ca/).
“With enough people, we can do the hour and a half walk from Third to Kits Beach while picking up trash and covering a large portion of land” says M.A.D. founder JonJon Gagnon. Over the years, Vancouver’s population has grown and has become a popular travel destination. This has increased the amount of trash that is left behind at beaches. The non-biodegradable plastic that ends up in the water destroys marine life, which slowly kills ocean life. Marine plants account for 70% of our planet’s oxygen so now is more important than ever to ensure the protection of our oceans.
The M.A.D. Sea Conservation Project is a non-profit that was started shortly after the founder came back from a volunteering mission in Thailand earlier this year. Our short-term goal is to clean up various waterways throughout the world and educate people on the importance of protecting our waters. The long-term mission is to provide impoverished communities with proper recycling facilities to help the locals grow their economy while cleaning up their waste. Places like South East Asia and South America are in much worse conditions than Western countries.
If you would like to join, please come down to the Native Shoes tent at Third Beach for 10AM on Saturday, May 26th, 2018. If you’d like to learn more about how you can help make a difference, please contact JonJon through one of the following channels:
Email: [email protected]
Instagram: @madseaorg or @jonjonofmtl