Can you imagine a Planet Earth with pollution
free waters; our rivers, lakes and seas where
Earth's inhabitants are free from the
catastrophic problems posed by the
uncontrollable manufacture, use and disposal of
environmentally damaging products! The
answer is YES.
If we don’t do it, who will ?
75 % of our Planet is water.
500 billion to one trillion plastic bags are
distributed worldwide each year. Most of those
(70%) end up polluting our oceans and
waterways. THAT is reality.
Ten years ago, we
were saying "It's estimated that 17 billion
plastic sacks are distributed in France every
year." You can see how far we've
come...from 17 billion to 500+ billion worldwide.
avenir mediterranee – Save Our
Seas was founded in Antibes, France 1996 by
Photos were taken 50 feet away and 9 ft deep
from the private beach
of the Carlton Hotel in
Cannes, France 1997.
Rainwater run off
and sewage containing high concentrations of
human waste, agricultural pollution, solid
refuse and inorganic garbage, non-biodegradable
plastics, more than 10,000’s of tons per year;
is disposed of in our oceans and seas. Every
environmental scientist and specialist agrees;
about cleaning this debris from our coastlines
and sea beds is VITAL to the equilibrium and
survival of coastal ecosystems (where 80% of
marine life live & breed). But it’s
insufficient. The ONLY way to preserve
our planet for generations to come, is to
and create an educational
curriculum that fits into our school system the
same way English, Math, Science and Music do.
Adapt tomorrows’ technology to
confront today’s ecological realities!
It’s time to stop
talking about it and making excuses and start a
concentrated think tank as to how we can halt
this process. There MUST be a solution! How can
WE, as conscience beings, accept to continue to
live as we do, knowing we will be leaving a
condition far worse to our children?
For the past 13
years, avenir mediterranee – Save
Our Seas has initiated programs of
awareness and projects designed to deal with the
ongoing hazard of non biodegradable materials in
our water ways. Projects designed to physically
keep water ways clean and create new jobs (Dustbin
Men of the Sea), projects involving new
ideas and incentives (RADE,
projects involving volunteers, schools and local
dive and police teams (actions in France,
2 World Records of extraction of underwater
debris), and projects involving direct
impact to the public (Plastique Pas Ma
Planete Corse, Mersea,
As it stands
right now, avenir mediterranee – Save
Our Seas is probably one of the
ONLY grass roots, non profit organizations to
have initiated and implemented a NO PLASTIC
PLANET – Zero tolerance area in the world,
the island of Corisca in the Mediterranean Sea.
In 1999 we petitioned the entire island to stop
using supermarket plastic bags and go with
recycled bags or reusable containers. With the
support of every Mayor on the island,
ALL 14 nationalist groups and thousands of
signatures, Corsica passed its’ law banning the
importation and use of all plastic bags from the
island in 2003. We did it! One island down,
thousands to go.
Let’s face it,
waste and pollution ends up in our seas. At this
point most people are aware that we have created
an overwhelmingly obscene garbage dump that
spans the Pacific Ocean from California to
Thailand. And it’s only going to get bigger.
Right now it is estimated to be 3.5 million
We need your
support to continue. Please donate generously if
you believe we can make a change. Our children’s
future depends on it.