Ιn July 2019, for the second year, eleven NGOs acting as Blue Flag National Operators, from 11 different Mediterranean countries, have joined forces to put together a Blue Flag Mediterranean Clean Up Week, with the message: Caring for the Sea that Unites Us.
Astir Odysseus Resort & Spa, a seaside hotel that cares for the maritime environment of Kos, took an active role during the Blue Flag Mediterranean week, which in Greece was coordinated by the Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature.
On July 6 the staff of the hotel cleaned a neighboring shore, removing plastic and other waste, with the precious help of our little guests. The kids along with their parents were informed about the threat of the marine pollution, the effects of plastic waste in our food systems and the preservation of many species. Everyone embraced this educational clean-up action with great excitement.
The countries participating in this year’s campaign are: Greece, Cyprus, France, Malta, Italy, Montenegro, Israel, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain and Turkey. All countries share the same sea (the Mediterranean) and cooperate for a cleaner maritime environment.