World Oceans Day is celebrated on June 8 to emphasize the importance of the oceans on our planet.
Oceans cover more than 70% of the Earth’s surface and are home to an immense diversity of life. The oceans are also responsible for regulating the global climate, producing oxygen, absorbing carbon dioxide, and providing essential resources for human survival.
This day is a way of raising awareness of the importance of the oceans and highlighting the urgency of their protection and conservation.
Considering Grupo SATA social responsibility policy, we put together an action for collecting trash at Praia das Milícias in So Miguel. The goal of this initiative was not only to clean the beach, but also to raise awareness of the need to adopt increasingly sustainable behaviors, such as reducing the use of single-use plastic.
Many employees, including the group of scouts 354 Vila Frescainha, attended this action with their families, and other people who were on the beach and wanted to participate in the initiative joined us.
By the end of the morning, we had collected 92,200 kg of trash from the beach.
By protecting the oceans, we are protecting the health and survival of our planet and all the life that depends on them.
Together, we can do more for the Azores, the Oceans, and our planet!