Life’s a [Clean] Beach.
To kick off August, the Odicci took some time to get out of London and give back to the environment. We travelled down to Brighton to do some team building with a purpose.
We got together as a team to pick up trash at the beach in Brighton, near the Brighton Palace pier. This beach clean-up was not only a great way to enjoy the outdoors and do a team building activity, but also left a positive vibe among the team from helping reduce pollution in the area.
What exactly is a beach clean-up? It’s essentially a volunteer activity done by anyone from companies, to families, friend groups, local community groups, or anyone looking to make a difference. Volunteers gather to collect trash along coastlines all around the world to help keep beaches clean from materials that could cause harm to the local marine life and the environment – making the beach a nicer and cleaner place for everyone!
Why do it? For humans, being near water can boost creativity, and lower stress and anxiety, but it’s not just us that benefit from it. Marine animals depend on our beaches to be safe and clean so they have a healthy beach ecosystem to live in.
Local Brighton groups like SEA LIFE Brighton, Pier 2 Pier, Brighton & Hove City Council all coordinate frequent beach clean-ups as an opportunity to do large scale cleaning of the beaches. But, as part of Odicci’s ongoing mission to be environmentally friendly, we didn’t want to wait for the next organised beach clean-up in order to help out! So, we grabbed our bin bags and gloves and went out on our own.