Celebrated annually (July 1-7) as the “Earth Day” for beaches, National Clean Beaches Week is a friendly reminder that the planet’s shorelines deserve a little tender loving care. The Clean Beaches Coalition leads the way with a “network of coastal organizations and individuals committed to promoting clean, healthy and well managed beaches around the world.” Who doesn’t think that’s a great idea!?
Here’s our very own up close and personal look at why our beaches need to feel the love too:
The Clean Beaches Coalition (CBC) certifies deserving beaches as “Blue Wave.” Blue Wave Beaches are accredited according to their active participation in embracing and promoting the “7 Blue Wave Ethics.”
1. Leave no trace
2. Move your body
3. Don’t tread the dunes
4. Know your limits
5. You are what you eat
6. Feed your mind
7. Respect the ocean
Is your favorite beach a Blue Wave Beach? Or perhaps it has a different certification? We’d love to hear about it!
Harrison County Sand Beach, Mississippi (Photo #1)
Rockport, Texas ~Texas’ First Certified Blue Wave Beach~ (Photo #6)