40 students get together to clean Armação de Pêra beach

This Wednesday, September 21

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40 students from the Educar para uma Geração Azul program and the “ocean leader” join bodyboarder Joana Schenker this Wednesday, September 21, to clean up the beach at Armação de Pêra. 

The initiative comes as a response to the annual challenge of the Oceano Azul Foundation to celebrate the International Day of Coastal Cleaning and is just one of 100 land and underwater cleaning actions scheduled to take place between the 17th and 25th of September, from North to South country, in the Azores and Madeira.

In collaboration with the European Commission Representation in Portugal, the initiative is also part of the European Union's #EUBeachCleanup campaign, and aims to mobilize citizens towards greater environmental awareness and behavior change, with special attention to the climate emergency and to the need for greater protection of the ocean.