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Guernsey Environment Department promoting four organised beach cleaning weekends

April 23rd, 2013 by States of Guernsey Environment Department

The States of Guernsey Environment Department is promoting four weekends of beach cleans for volunteers in 2013. The first one takes place on Sunday 28 April 2013 starting at 11 am at L’Ancresse. This is the Marine Conservation Society’s Big Beach Clean up which is sponsored by Marks & Spencer and will take no more […]

World Oceans Day is 8 June 2012

May 26th, 2012 by Events

In 2008, the United Nations General Assembly decided that, as from 2009, 8 June would be designated by the United Nations as “World Oceans Day” (resolution 63/111, paragraph 171). Many countries have celebrated World Oceans Day following the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, which was held in Rio de Janeiro in 1992.

Aurigny airline staff clean Guernsey beaches during airport closure

May 10th, 2012 by Aurigny Air Services Ltd

Aurigny employees helped keep Guernsey’s west coast beaches rubbish-free with a community beach cleaning initiative on Tuesday 8 May 2012. Due to the closure of the Guernsey Airport runway on 8 and 9 May 2012, approximately 75 staff took part in team building and community activities. “As a company we have a number of staff […]

Sure’s new community project to clear litter from Guernsey beaches

March 23rd, 2012 by Sure

Beaches in Guernsey will be cleaner this summer as part of Sure’s new community project. On the last Friday of each month, staff from Sure will be clearing rubbish from one of the island’s beaches. ‘Sure is one of the largest companies in the island and as our business and facilities have grown, we have […]

Schroders Private Banking staff adopt Fermain Bay and Petit Bot for beach cleaning

February 7th, 2011 by Genevieve Langford

Schroders Private Banking have adopted three Channel Islands beaches to clean regularly. In Guernsey, Schroders Private Banking staff pick-up litter from Fermain Bay and Petit Bot, and in Jersey they clean Beauport. Schroders Private Banking policy allows each staff member to use two work days per year for charity and community projects so employees may […]

Intertrust Services Ltd. employees clean L’Ancresse beach of litter during Beachwatch weekend

September 25th, 2010 by Intertrust Group

Intertrust Group volunteered their time to clean L’Ancresse Beach on a sunny Saturday morning. During Beachwatch volunteers record what is collected.  This information is sent to the Marine Conservation Society for collation and analysis.  The MCS produce an annual report of the state of British beaches and the amount of litter collected.

Clearing Champ Rouget of litter during Beachwatch weekend 2010

September 24th, 2010 by Richard Lord

The bay to the north of Chouet on the north coast of Guernsey is a collection trap for objects that float in from the sea.  Beachwatch volunteers wore gloves and collected litter in flexible plastic tubs.  This is preferable to using plastic bags, which adds to what needs to be disposed in the landfill. Plastic […]

Sustainable Guernsey will clean Champ Rouget beach at 11 am on 18 September 2010

September 17th, 2010 by Richard Lord

Volunteers will arrive at Champ Rouget to the north of the Chouet Tea rooms at 11 am on 18 September to clear the pebble and sandy shore of litter as part of the Beachwatch campaign. Please bring garden gloves and bin bags if you have them available, but plastic tubs will be provided to collect […]

Guernsey Beachwatch volunteers out in force to collect litter on 18 & 19 September 2010

September 16th, 2010 by States of Guernsey Environment Department

On 18 and 19 September 2010 hundreds of Islanders will be combing the Island’s beaches as part of the Marine Conservation Society annual Beachwatch survey, which is organised locally by the Environment Department. Beachwatch is the largest annual beach litter clean and survey in the UK, with thousands of volunteers combining efforts to clean dozens […]

The Guernsey Coastal Clean-up Campaign

July 2nd, 2010 by States of Guernsey Environment Department

The Environment Department is organising two Coastal Clean Up weekend events (10th & 11th and 17th & 18th July) to celebrate the International Year of Biodiversity. The Guernsey Coastal Clean Up is part of the world-wide celebrations of 2010 as the International Year of Biodiversity. The diversity of life on earth is crucial for human […]