Surfrider Foundation Europe is a non-profit organisation whose purpose is to protect and showcase the importance of lakes, rivers, the ocean, waves, and coastlines. It currently has over 13,000 members and is active across 9 countries through its volunteer-run branches. For 30 years, Surfrider Foundation Europe has been taking action as a recognized authority in three areas of expertise: marine litter, water quality and public health, coastal management and climate change.
Joining one of the clean-ups organised as part of Ocean Initiatives, participants become aware of the impact of waste-related pollution thanks to an action on the field. When volunteers inform Surfrider Foundation Europe about the waste picked up during their clean-up, they are contributing to research into pollution and helping to influence legislation. Ocean Initiatives allow Surfrider to influence laws and reduce waste at source, through volunteer participation and information gathered on waste.
To spread awareness
To be part of the solution
15334 clean-up activities since 1996
45876 participants in 2020
1319 clean-up activities in 2020
40 participating countries