P1 Marine Foundation aims to create strong links with young people who live in cities by providing them with the opportunity to develop a relationship with the coastal and marine environment. The Marine Education Youth Programme is designed to show how important it is that we protect marine life by delivering sessions in the outdoors and discussions on the current threats to the oceans.
In the UK we are never more than 75 miles from the sea. Yet we fail to take responsibility for the marine environment. Approximately 80% of marine litter comes from land based sources, and as all the major cities in the UK generate much of this waste, it is important we keep the next generation in cities informed on the effects of their actions.
Our Marine Education Youth Programme takes young people from cities to the coast to experience the outdoors and educate them about threats to our environment, highlight the importance of personal responsibility and to fire their imaginations about how they can help shape the future. Operating as an ‘environmental ambassador’, P1 Marine Foundation is seeking to increase understanding of, and change attitudes towards, our marine and coastal environment amongst city based young people.
If would like further details or want to get involved please contact Sabrina Taseer at email@example.com
Marine litter poses a vast and growing threat to the marine and coastal environment. The total input of marine litter into the oceans and seas worldwide is estimated at 6.4 tonnes per year and 8 millions items every day. Every year, countless marine animals are sickened, injured, or killed because of marine litter on the coastlines and in the sea. Marine and coastal litter is a global problem that requires global as well as local action.
To help solve this problem we aim to raise awareness and promote personal responsibility by staging the Beach Clean events around the UK and USA.
We have joined forces with P1 SuperStock USA to involve the P1 pilots and the local communities during their race events this summer. At each event volunteers will be provided with equipment to help pick up litter and data sheets to record every item they find.
Visit our events page for further updates on locations and dates, and more importantly to sign up! We look forward to seeing you there!
In summer 2013 we will deliver our National Marine Environment Roadshow to five UK coastal towns to raise awareness, and help restore and safeguard marine life.
P1 Marine Foundation has joined forces with P1 SuperStock UK to gain maximum exposure for this the National Marine Environment Roadshow and will follow the race calendar for 2013.
We will bring our roadshow to the following locations:
Hull: 30 May – 2 June
Plymouth: 27 June – 30 June
Torquay: 8 – 11 August
The activities for the roadshow include beach clean ups, screenings of environmental films, an interactive zone and creative corner for children.