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#Source2Sea Action

*#Source2Sea Week of Action, initially scheduled for 3-11 September has been rescheduled. Activities are taking place on 4 and 5 October. 

Help us tackle marine litter from source.

80% of all marine litter comes from land, where litter is washed into gutters, blown into streams or carelessly discarded. This means that litter in our streets and parks is not only costly to clean up but is a threat to the marine environment.

That's why we need to take #Source2Sea Action. We’re encouraging everyone to take action along a waterway near them to prevent litter ending up in the sea.

Here's how you can get involved:

Litter Pick and Litter Survey

Register for events taking place on 4 and 5 October at Source2Sea Eventbrite page. Organise a litter pick  in your local area. You can also complete a litter survey to help gather valuable data on litter in your local area. You can get in touch with a local Community Clean Up Hub or Anchor Group to borrow litter picking equipment. You can add your event to the Clean Up Scotland map (shown below) to promote it and encourage others to join.

   

 

Online Activities 

You can raise awareness with your online network by sharing our Source2Sea social media cards (available to download below). Spread the word and help us encourage more activity to prevent litter ending up in our seas by using the hashtags #Source2Sea and #UpstreamBattle and tagging the @KSBScotland account.  Follow the daily actions posted online at @KSB Scotland (Facebook) and @KSBScotland (Twitter)

 

 

Activities for Children and Young People

Download the Upstream Battle activity sheet that includes a wordsearch, colouring our litter characters, a quiz and an opportunity to share your thoughts on how you would like to see our rivers used in 10 years time.  Bring the river walk spotter sheet and a walk near your local waterway can become a scavenger hunt.  Look for and record items which live, grow, use and are often littered near to rivers, burns, lochs and streams.  

Use Clean Up Scotland map to find an event near you 

You can add your event to the map by following this link . 

Social media cards

Here are social media cards suitable for all platforms for you to download and share on your social media channel. Please tag in @KSBScotland and use the hashtag #Source2Sea and #UpstreamBattle . 

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