Why we are supporting Surfers Against Sewage?
At South West Holidays we are very enthusiastic about protecting our environment and keeping it safe and clean for all. We are therefore thrilled to announce that we have decided to support Surfers Against Sewage.
What is Surfers Against Sewage?
Surfers Against Sewage is a UK non-profit organisation, specifically a national marine conservation and environmental campaigning charity and community. The organisation began in Cornwall in 1990 as a group protesting the poor water quality of our beaches. Since then, the organisation has grown into one of the UK’s top environmental charities, now working to tackle plastic pollution, climate change and marine conservation in addition to water quality issues.
Their vital work is achieved through education, volunteering and beach cleans, as well as campaigns and parliamentary events to drive the change that everyone wants. By inspiring communities, individuals, schools and businesses to take action, Surfers Against Sewage have helped 98.5% of England’s beaches to meet the minimum standards of the Bathing Water Directive, compared to 27% when the organisation began. They have created the UK’s biggest beach clean volunteer community, campaigned for the plastic bag charge, and continue to enact positive change for our planet.
How can you help?
There are many ways to help the Surfers Against Sewage cause. Become a member or give a one-off donation, and attend or organise a local beach clean. Sign petitions and support campaigns to help push for change. Businesses can give corporate donations, sponsor an event, nominate SAS as your charity of the year, and join the business membership scheme.
Perhaps most importantly, you can make changes in your own life to reduce your environmental impact. For example, try to reduce the amount of plastic waste you generate - the Surfers Against Sewage Shop sells a number of reusable items to help with this, and members receive 10% off.
At South West Holidays we urge you to support Surfers Against Sewage in any way you can, and together we really can make a difference for the future of our coasts.
For more information, please visit: https://www.sas.org.uk/