Leros – Keep Aegean Blue
“Leros is an island that seeks tourist development, similar to the nearby islands, as an island that seeks to show beyond natural beauties and clean seas. All For Blue organization with the collaboration of the Region Of South Aegean took action. 240 tudents from High School of Leros, in collaboration with the local diving center, managed to make a difference during our seminar/beach & underwater cleanup.
Students were concerned by the information they had learned through the seminar. Particular impression was given to all our observations and the questions of them whose parents were fishermen. They could not believe that if we continue the same tactics, very soon the trash in the oceans will be more than the fish.They realized that the natural environment around us is a source of life and beauty and by protecting it, we protect our lives.
After the seminar, we all went to Agia Marina for the beach & underwater cleanup. Their expression was impressive when they gathered too much trash in the eco sacks at the beach.”
Altogether, 240 high school students, 8 scuba divers, gathered 723 kgs/1.500lbs of trash, including a car catalyst, a heater, numerous wheels, building components, countless straws and plastic bags.
Keep Aegean Blue campaign is a collaboration of All For Blue with the South Aegean Region and is the largest mission of educational seminars and experiential action on beach and underwater cleanups that has ever taken place in Greece.