UNA Broward County Chapter partnered with UNA Miami Chapter and the Sustainability Committee of Grupo Mulheres do Brasil for Beach Clean Up Day on Sunday, December 5th. Thank you to all who attended and joined to make a difference to Life Below Water (Goal 14) and Life on Land (Goal 15). It was a tremendous success as 35 volunteers gathered 46 pounds of garbage in 75 minutes!
Special thanks to UNA Broward County Chapter volunteer, Dario Vasquez, DBA who submitted this event report. "I attended as a volunteer for a beach clean-up on Sunday, December 5, 2021, from 9 am to 12 pm. Approximately 25 volunteers attended; it was great and contributed to preserving the beach and the environment. Many people from Grupo Mulheres do Brasil (a group of women from Brazil) spoke about sustainability and how to prevent domestic violence against women. There also were high school students; some are on one of my videos. The event was well-organized and a great success. We gathered at 9:00 am for a short briefing and began collecting garbage south of the pier in Deerfield Beach, FL. We returned to the gathering point at 11:00 am and had a final presentation where the organizer gave some statistical details on pollution and climate change. We collected 46 pounds (LBS) of trash, which consisted of cigarette butts, beer cans, soda cans, plastic bottles, plastic caps, and plastic bags that unfortunately can last for years. Together we can all do better, and this beach clean-up event proved that when we all collaborate by volunteering even a little bit of time, we can collectively thrive.