Help us reduce the carbon footprint in Smart Bay Santa Teresa by participating in the Clean Walk project. The Clean Walk project is an initiative open to all users of the bay who want to contribute to achieving the goals of Smart Bay Santa Teresa: regeneration of ecosystems, both marine and terrestrial, and reduction of the carbon footprint. The clean walkers, under the guidance of Smart Bay researchers, will be the main actors in the project. Divided into small groups, the clean walkers will explore different areas of the bay, including small beaches, rocks and boulders, paths leading to the bay, and vegetated areas, carrying out a ‘scientific’ collection of waste, again under the guidance of the researchers. Equipped with gloves, bags and containers, the volunteers will collect waste in defined areas (2m 2 ) in a limited time interval (15′), dividing the waste by type (e.g. glass, plastic, mix, reusable materials). At the end of the collection, the different categories of waste collected in the explored areas will be weighed to estimate which categories of waste were most abundant and, through a discussion, an attempt will be made to analyse the causes (what are the sources?), analysing possible future solutions, both from the point of view of research and monitoring programmes, and from the point of view of individual behaviour. At the end of the activity, data will be collected on a paper form that will be processed by the researchers and will be used to monitor the presence of litter in the bay over time.
We look forward to seeing you on Sunday 31 July from 9.00 to 11.00 a.m. in Santa Teresa Bay: together with Smart Bay researchers, come and explore the different areas of the bay, to carry out a ‘scientific’ collection of waste, sorting and disposing of it, helping to spread sustainable behaviour, protecting natural resources and raising awareness about keeping the bay clean.