Ecobarge Wednesday 28th

Last Wednesday I had the amazing opportunity of volunteering for Ecobarge to help clean up the Whitsundays! We headed over to Hook island and surrounding areas, witnessing a mother and baby humpback whale in the process, and found over 270kg of debris! 

At least 8 million tons of plastic end up in our oceans every year, and make up 80% of all marine debris from surface waters to deep-sea sediments! (1). It’s imperative that we start taking action, it wasn’t until I witnessed it for myself that I realised how much rubbish has found it’s way in to our oceans. It’s effecting marine life and if you hadn’t already gathered, this effects us too! It was a true eye-opener to see how much rubbish we found in one day having only visited three beaches!!

It was a real pleasure to be surrounded by people who had a genuine interest in making our world a better place and understanding how important it is to do our part to help.

I couldn’t recommend volunteering for Ecobarge more! If you’re heading that way, take a day to head out on the barge and experience surreal national parks and clean up the beaches! Full disclosure though, remember to wear waterproof shoes, a hat, bring a waterproof coat and sun cream! 

Nāmaka is in no way affiliated with any charities or volunteering that we take part with, we truly just want to spread awareness and inspire everyone to do their part!