BOCA RATON, FLA. (May 20, 2019) – 4ocean, the global ocean cleanup company, announced today it will host a beach cleanup at Rockaway Beach in New York City’s Rockaway Peninsula in Queens on Sunday, June 9. The beach cleanup is part of the annual United Nations’ World Oceans Day celebration, and is free and open to the public.
The schedule for the Sunday, June 9, cleanup is as follows:
9 a.m.: Check-in and Registration opens
10 a.m.: Presentation by 4ocean co-founders Alex Schulze and Andrew Cooper to kick off beach cleanup
11:30 a.m.: Presentation by the United Nations Friends of World Oceans Day
Registration: Advance online registration is recommended at www.4ocean.com/wod
As part of the cleanup, Friends of World Oceans Day and other environmental conservation organizations will join 4ocean to host an education village, with up to 15 stations on the beach that will educate the public about ocean health and the ocean plastic crisis. 4ocean will also have a pop-up shop that will sell limited edition WOD cleanup T-shirts, bracelets and reusable water bottles. All of these activities will be located at the plaza at the intersection of Beach 94th Street and Shore Front Parkway.
All supplies for the cleanup will be provided to participants by 4ocean.
4ocean will also be participating in all UN World Oceans Day events, including a conference on Friday, June 7, at the UN General Assembly Hall and a gathering on Saturday, June 8, on the Peace Boat, an international nonprofit organization that promotes peace, human rights, sustainable development and respect for the environment.
About World Oceans Day
In December 2008, the UN General Assembly designated June 8 as World Oceans Day as a way to celebrate our world’s shared ocean and our personal connection to the sea, as well as to raise awareness about the crucial role the ocean plays in our lives and the important ways people can help protect it.
4ocean is a global company that actively removes trash from the ocean and coastlines, helps create sustainable economies around the world and inspires individuals to work together for a cleaner ocean. Global cleanup operations are funded entirely through the sale of their bracelets and sustainability products, where every item purchased funds the removal of one pound of trash from the ocean. By creating jobs, utilizing the latest technology and raising awareness about the impact of plastic and trash in the ocean, the company is building the first economy for ocean plastic and creating a cleaner, more sustainable future for the ocean.