« All Events

Pokémon GO Ocean!

 

In celebration of #WorldOceansDay we'll be meeting from 9:00-10:00AM to help clean up a beach site to be determined with Be the Solution to Pollution followed by a pizza party at 174 Union St., #NewBedford at New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park. All are welcome! Gloves, bags, tools and refreshments provided.


Wear your team color (or Pokémon Go Gear) because we're going to see which team picks up the most from 9-10AM. Which team will be the Champion? Who rules? Is it Instinct/Yellow, Mystic/Blue, or Valor/Red? (Heavy objects like wood & bricks will not count toward winning the Championship).


Volunteers for the Cleanup will also receive tickets at the cleanup for our free raffle which will take place during the pizza party. Volunteers will not have to be present at the raffle to receive any winnings. Your names and contact info will be preserved on the tickets and we'll make sure you receive your winnings. Other fun surprises are being planned for our volunteers - stay tuned! 


The Ocean is our livelihood in downtown #NewBedford #MA #SouthCoast #NewEngland #USA. Without a healthy Ocean, the seafood industry dies leaving us without our livelihood. It serves our best interest to figure out what we can do as individuals to help keep our Ocean alive. 


Over 8 million tons of plastic is slipping into our Oceans every year – that’s a truckload a minute! At that rate, in 30 years, there will be more plastic in our Oceans than fish! The breakdown of these plastics is creating an Ocean Soup of Plastic which enters the food chain affecting the health of the fish we eat (which can then affect our health too).


Just like in Pokémon GO, a trainer will never reach Level 40 overnight. It's literally step-by-step, tiny actions which add up to significant progress. Sometimes it seems like we’ll never get to the next level but we know it’s possible. So let’s do it!


Join us for some fun together while we make a difference for good.


Here’s how you can help:
● Shop with Reusable Bags.
● Purchase coffee with a Refillable Cup.
● Carry a reusable Water Bottle to Refill.
● Try out Reusable Sporks or Straws.


Articles for more info:


https://www.bbc.com/news/amp/science-environment-43388870


https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/21/health/ocean-plastic-intl/index.html


For more on the Global Goals, see: https://youtu.be/RpqVmvMCmp0


#KeepOceansBlue #OceanGuardian
#Pokemon #PokemonGo
#GlobalGoals #Act4SDGs #SDG13 #SDG14 #SDG15 #SDG17

Details

Start:
End:
Website:
 

Focuses:
 - Plastic Pollution Events
 - Youth Focused

Organizers

Organization Name
Pokémon GO SouthCoast
Organization Type
Other Community Group
Member of Aquarium Conservation Partnership (ACP)
Participant in AZA's SAFE Campaign

Other

As part of our celebration, we plan to do the following:
  • Event is open to the public
  • Media would be welcome
  • Event will include some special activities or engagements for youth and/or young adults
    Under 12,Ages 12-18,College/University Age
  • Event will be highlighting organization's own efforts to reduce use of plastic

Venue

Fort Phoenix Beach, Fairhaven MA (with gathering at 174 Union Street, New Bedford, MA following cleanup)
Green Stret
Fairhaven, Massachusetts 02719 United States