Saturday, 24 September 2016

AIDA green washing

I need to write about green washing. The ICC is a fantastic action day to do something to keep the Oceans clean.
I have a big problem with a participant in Germany: AIDA Friends of the Seas. It is an organisation of AIDA Cruise Lines that stands for pure green washing. Cruise ships are severe ocean polluters causing big damage to the oceans and the entire environment. To subscribe for a beach clean up is putting up a smoke screen to avert from the disastrous environmental record of Cruise ships. Green washing policy par excellence. It is a shame!
I think it is damaging the "clean" image of the ICC, the reputation and credibility of that fantastic world wide action day.
Shame on you AIDA Freunde der Meere!

Monday, 19 September 2016

ICC beach clean-up

Nice and windy weather on Saturday. This time again most items were plastic sheets and the classic single use take away, balloons, sweet-wrappers. As always cigarette butts en masse - smokers are pigs! 
The beach has been relatively clean - on a gravel beach you don't find that much sun bathers leaving stuff behind. The storm season bringing trash in from the sea is coming soon.     

Friday, 9 September 2016

International Coastal Clean-up day 2016

On Sept.17 it's time for the annual worldwide coastal clean-up organized by Ocean Conservancy. It is the biggest clean-up action all around the world and everybody can take part.
I will do a beach clean-up on Elmenhorst beach on Saturday September 17th at 14:00. If you are interested please bring some hand shoes and put on sneakers or shoes - it is a gravel beach.
Am 17.Sept.2016 ist der Internationale Küsten Aufräumtag von Ocean Conservancy. Ich werde ein beach cleanup machen in Elmenhorst Strand (Parkplatz). 14:00 - 15:00 Uhr. Bitte Handschuhe mitbringen und feste Schuhe anziehen - es ist ein Steinestrand.
Vorher findet in Warnemünde eine Informationsveranstaltung mit clean-up statt: 10:00 am Strand vor Teepott und Leuchtturm. Organisiert von EUCC-D, LUNG-MV, Kurverwaltung und vielen mehr!
See you!

Saturday, 6 August 2016


I made a trip to the Danish North sea. Soooo wonderful! In the dunes there is a lot of marine litter from the winter storms - but mostly under the sand. An Eldorado for me. But it takes a lot of walking. Someday I will stay a little longer after some fitness!

Saturday, 23 April 2016

back to work

One year on - I am starting all over again. These are some girlie leftovers: sunglasses, hair decoration, flip-flops. In 2 weeks time it´s time again for the annual "let´s-clean-up-Europe" weekend initiated by the EU. In my area again no one will participate - frustrating.

Saturday, 2 May 2015

let´s cleanup europe + May8th

Let´s Cleanup Europe: May 8-10, 2015. I decided to do a spontaneous cleanup in the dunes on May 8th. +

 single use plastic bag
It is the day 70 years ago the world finally stopped Nazi Deutschland and it´s unequalled horror. I am deeply ashamed that this country permits a Nazi party and that it is necessary to secure Synagogues with police. Unbearable is the attitude not the Germans did "it" but the Nazis. Never forget!

Monday, 23 March 2015

small clean up


It feels like the beach has been bulldozed recently - so the trash is under the gravel. It never looked so plain before. Still enough old trash where they didn´t bulldoze. So it has been a small cleanup with wonderful weather.