What better time to give a shout-out to marine conservation than during National Marine Week? Although we’re an eco-friendly bunch here at M&P, marine life hasn’t been at the top of our agenda, tending to prioritise our green areas as lovers of the great outdoors.
We forget that the seas are a huge part of our eco-system and that we need to re-think how we treat our marine wildlife in order to secure a sustainable future. As we’re increasingly confronted with figures such as ‘eight million tonnes of plastic waste’ ending up polluting our seas as quoted by The Guardian, it’s becoming much more difficult to ignore the state of the problem. And we for one, like to do our bit.
We feel that the best way to help a fantastic cause is to continue to spread the message, so with that we would like to celebrate the benefit of National Marine week, in urging the public to ‘explore their relationship with the sea and take action to help our marine wildlife’. We second that and encourage you to make the most of your local beach this summer, and if possible, do as Karen and Brinkley have done in volunteering for their local litter pick-up schemes to keep their beach clean. It’s the little things that make a big difference.
Taking the opportunity in some glorious sunshine, we headed down to our local beach at Formby this weekend to remind ourselves of how powerful, important and beautiful our marine life is and to reflect on how fundamentally important marine conservation is, to a future with a healthy eco-system. And, of course, to have some fun in the sand dunes too!