It will be a case of walking the walk and not just talking the talk at Alicante’s Postiguet Beach tomorrow, when Volvo Ocean Race together with Skeleton Sea will roll their sleeves up and conduct a Community Beach Clean for everyone to attend.
Tomorrow’s event will be the first of 10 Beach Cleans to be carried out in 10 different countries during the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 as part of the Keep the Oceans Clean! initiative.
Two Skeleton Sea artists will be leading the charge — Xandi Kreuzeder from Germany and João Parrinha from Portugal. Most of the participants in tomorrow’s beach clean will already know just what use Skeleton Sea can make of what they find during beach cleans, having seen the magnificent sculptures on display at the Puerto de Salida Alicante Race Village.
The environmental initiative aims to inspire and educate people around the world about the importance of looking after our coasts and oceans.
Rubbish collected will be sorted and cleaned, then used in a Skeleton Sea Open Workshop in the Volvo Ocean Race Village between October 29, the day of the Iberdrola In-Port Race, and November 4.
Participants are asked to wear sturdy shoes and a smile! Gloves will be provided, but if you have your own, please bring them too.
Amstel will provide refreshments at the end of the Beach Clean.