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Ecover Blue Mile, Plymouth
8 Sep 2012 until 9 Sep 2012
Ecover Blue Mile
Details: The Ecover Blue Mile is taking place this summer. It started on World Oceans Day in June – why not join in with thousands of people across the UK raising vital funds to support WWF’s work safeguarding our rivers, oceans, lakes and wetlands?
The flagship Ecover Blue Mile takes place in the city of Plymouth on September 8-9. Swim, stand up paddle, kayak, AquaTriathlon and walk. Raising funds for WWF to support their work protecting our rivers and seas.
The Ecover Blue Mile is an exciting outdoor event designed to get us actively caring for our rivers, oceans, lakes and wetlands. Our blue environments are remarkable places, and without them, there would be no life on Earth – they provide us with water to drink and food to eat, and what’s more they’re home to an astounding array of fish, animal and plant life.
To celebrate our blue environment, Ecover is urging people, local communities, schools, universities, organisations and sports groups all across the UK to organise their own Ecover Blue Mile event, in return for sponsorship from family and friends. Last year over 2,000 people took part, and this year we’re asking even more people to take part. And with World Oceans Day coming up on Friday 8 June, what better excuse to enjoy the blue outdoors! Protecting our rivers and oceans is now more important than ever. Oceans provide a home to half the species on Earth and help regulate the climate for the rest of us.
The best thing about it is that everyone can get involved, no matter what your age or fitness. You can complete your Blue Mile any way you want: swim or surf, kayak, stand up paddle, walk or run. Simply complete a mile in, or near your favourite watery place – whether a river, sea, lido or pool.
All funds raised will go towards WWF’s water projects, supporting some of the most vulnerable wildlife, places and people – both here in the UK and around the world.
More info: www.thebluemile.org
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