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Clean Beach and Ocean Preservation

Beaches are an important part of our human life. In addition to the range of recreational opportunities they offer, beaches provide unique habitats for a variety of plants and animals.

Beaches are an important part of our human life. In addition to the range of recreational opportunities they offer, beaches provide unique habitats for a variety of plants and animals.

They provide protection to residents living near the ocean by acting as a buffer against the high winds and waves of powerful storms, and help drive economic activities of the coastal communities.

However, pollution at the beach can result in swimmers getting sick or temporary beach closures that negatively affect the local economy. The good news is that we can all help protect our beaches and our health. Taking part in regular beach clean-up is one way to keep the oceans healthy for generations to come. Beach-clean-ups is considered to be very important because throwing trash into beaches, and the oceans can be better known as pollution. When trash gets into the oceans, animals can easily mistaken that trash for a certain food source. By taking part in these annual beach clean-ups, you are leaving a great example to others on how to reduce marine debris in the seas and allowing wildlife to remain safe from pollution.

Tips on keeping the beach clean.

  • Organization of Periodic Clean Up Activities at the local beaches.
  • If you are walking along the beach and see trash or cans/bottles, safely pick them up and throw them away.
  • If you are allowed to have bonfires at the beach, refrain from burning your trash, especially plastics. Also, make sure the fire is fully out before you leave.
  • Refrain from using the beach as a Public Place of Convenience.

Why the need to protect our ocean?

The world ocean provides so many benefits to mankind. The ocean produces over half of the world’s oxygen and absorbs 50 times more carbon dioxide than our atmosphere. The Ocean covering 70 percent of the Earth’s surface, the ocean transports heat from the equator to the poles, regulating our climate and weather patterns. Thirdly, for recreational purposes from fishing to boating and swimming, the ocean provides us with many unique activities. Many medicinal products come from the ocean, including ingredients that help fight cancer, athritis, Alzheimer’s disease, and heart disease. It is for these reasons that we must help protect the ocean by preventing ocean pollution.

 

Tree Planting

Trees are the oldest and largest living organisms on earth. They support life and keep the natural balance of our planet. They also play a fundamental role in climate change.

Trees are the oldest and largest living organisms on earth. They support life and keep the natural balance of our planet. They also play a fundamental role in climate change.

Each year, a single tree has the ability to remove 48 pounds of carbon dioxide from the air,” It is said that when the last tree dies, the last man dies. It is our aim to help plant over 1 million trees in the next few years.

The importance of trees in our daily lives are so enormous that we cannot allow all the trees to die.

  • Trees properly placed around buildings can reduce A/C needs by 30%
  • A mature tree removes nearly 70 times more pollution than a newly planted tree.
  • Each average-sized tree provides an estimated $7 savings in annual environmental benefits, including energy conservation and reduced pollution.
  • A single tree produces approximately 260 pounds of oxygen per year. That means two mature trees can supply enough oxygen annually to support a family of four!
  • Water originating in our national forests provide drinking water for over 3400 communities, and approximately 60 million individuals.
  • One tree can absorb as much carbon in a year as a car produces while driving 26,000 miles.
  • Over the course its life, a single tree can absorb one ton of carbon dioxide.

Sand Winning and Soil Erosion

A major cause of erosion along the coastal areas in Ghana is sand mining. The extraction of sand, mainly through an open pit but most at times mined from beaches is a direct cause of erosion.

The increased mining of sand at an alarming rate for construction purposes exposes the local wildlife and land to the sea and this lead to severe sea erosion whenever the water level in the sea rises, flood and loss of soil fertility among others.Sand mining is there a practice which has become a global environmental issue for which much education and awareness is needed to help solve the problem.

Mankind’s abusive behavior over the last years has caused tremendous damage to the earth’s topsoil resulting in vast land degradation such as erosion, deforestation, water-logging and a decline in soil fertility. Land degradation has become a critical global issue because of its harmful effects on agricultural productivity, the ecosystem, as well as its impact on food security along with the quality of everyday life. It is our hope that by providing education on soil conservation, erosion and the adverse effect it poses to the environment the people will change their ways of doing things so we can safeguard and protect the environment.

Climate Change and Global warming

One of the greatest challenges of our time is climate change. Climate change refers to the rise in average surface temperatures on Earth.

An overwhelming scientific consensus maintains that climate change is due primarily to the human use of fossil fuels, which releases carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases into the air. The gases trap heat within the atmosphere, which can have a range of effects on ecosystems, including rising sea levels, severe weather events, and droughts that render landscapes more susceptible to wildfires. Rising sea levels due to the melting of the polar ice caps (again, caused by climate change) contribute to greater storm damage; warming ocean temperatures are associated with stronger and more frequent storms; additional rainfall, particularly during severe weather events, leads to flooding and other damage; an increase in the incidence and severity of wildfires threatens habitats, homes, and lives; and heat waves contribute to human deaths and other consequences.

Sustainable Development Goal 13 aims to take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts by regulating emissions and promoting developments in renewable energy.As a community based NGO we intend to participate environmental programs such as land care, tree planting, energy efficient lighting to replace less efficient street lights, beach sanitation etc.

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