COAST IS CLEAR Mount Everest clean up expedition

Funding the foundation's efforts to clean base camp and Malta's environmental campaigns

Mark - Coast is Clear Community February 7, 2023 at 9:57 am
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Project Description

Coast is Clear has been cleaning the seas around Malta and Gozo, organising clean ups around the island, and planting trees to make Malta greener. Till now, Coast is Clear has planted 200 trees and collected 60,000 kgs of garbage that were polluting our natural habitats! To successfully and efficiently manage this, Mark Galea Pace, the Coast is Clear founder, uses his personal family boat and purchased a cleaning truck specifically for this operation.

What’s the Everest mission?

Now, Mark is taking on the extraordinary challenge of taking his clean up mission all the way up Mount Everest! Coast is Clear together with 7 Nepalese sherpas will be doing the highest clean up in the world from February 8th-22nd, in a bid to spread awareness of the importance of keeping the environment clean and healthy – no matter where you are!

What’s the environmental impact?

An estimated 8 million tons of plastic enters the oceans every year. There are 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic waste estimated to be in the oceans. 70% of the debris left behind by humans sinks into the ocean’s ecosystem, 15% floats, and 15% lands on beaches. No matter where trash is left behind, it affects us all in the long run.

What will the crowdfunding campaign do?

Coast is Clear is running this crowdfunding campaign to create awareness and raise funds to continue organising clean ups throughout the year, both at sea and on land.

How can I help?

We are all responsible for this earth so please donate towards this worthy project for a greener and healthier planet by choosing the funding tier from the column to the right. If you cannot donate, then please share this campaign using the social media buttons below.

Live updates from Mark during his Everest experience will be posted on the Updates tab and you can also follow his journey on the Coast is Clear Facebook page.

About Coast is Clear

I’m Mark Galea Pace, 53 years old, born in Gozo. I founded Coast is Clear in a bid to protect the environment – both the land and sea. For the past two years I have been doing clean-ups, mainly cleaning the Mediterranean Sea around the Maltese Islands from plastic and fishing debris during the summer months, while in winter, I organise weekly clean ups of valleys and parks, where I also encourage schools and volunteers to join.

After successfully planting 200 Maltese indigenous trees in my locality, I set a goal to plant, care and water 1,000 more trees across various valleys and nature reserves, and, if I get the necessary funding my realistic dream is to run an afforestation project along our coastline.

With more funding I could do so much more environmental work; much more cleaning of our seas and our sensitive parks, and plant as many trees as possible. During my Nepal expedition I will be doing an even bigger cleaning project because we are all responsible for our planet.

Please donate and help me work for a better world! Thank you

Coast is Clear is a registered Voluntary Organisation in Malta – VO/2406

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