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#GenerationSea is a new movement we’re building to save and secure the future of our oceans and beaches.

If you join #GenerationSea you’ll be able to help us with a range of actions including signing and sharing petitions, contacting your MP, collecting evidence from shorelines and promoting the campaign on social media.

We’re seizing this unique moment in the UK to push for a bold new Environment Bill that will truly protect our seas and sands from threats like plastic pollution and the impacts of climate change.

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In the midst of historic change in the UK, our supporters have called for a new campaign movement to save the ocean.

In stormy, uncertain times, many of us find comfort in going to the beach. The fresh air revives us and the beauty inspires us. The everlasting waves can bring peace, perspective and a whole ton of stoke.

We’ve come so far over the last thirty years in cleaning up the ocean, campaigning to eradicate continuous sewage discharges, strengthening the Bathing Water Directive, driving real-time water quality information and protecting those using the sea.

Many improvements took place under the auspices of the European Union as a result of EU Directives, enforced when needed by the European Court of Justice with heavy fines. But our ocean still faces plastic pollution, climate change, sewage, habitat destruction and more

This year – unlike any other in recent memory – the UK will be rewriting the rules that protect our beaches and the sea. A new Environment Bill is planned, and it’s a once-in-a-generation new law that could be a ray of hope for our oceans. 

The new Environment Bill could set strong, binding targets to reduce plastic pollution, increase protected areas and tackle climate change. But there’s also a risk the Bill could end up weak and toothless, unless we put up a fight.

We believe we can build a powerful movement together which shows politicians that the sea is not out of sight or mind when new laws are being set or new business deals being made.  

We want future generations to know the fun and excitement of a living ocean, as we do. And to feel its freedom and power. Surfing in sparkling waves, exploring the colour and life in rock pools and running wild on vast, clean sands.

We want to gaze out to sea and know that life is thriving in the deep, not choking on plastic or struggling to survive climate change.

We can be the people who turned the tide, who drive a movement to protect ocean life for the generations to come. 

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What are we calling for?

This year is set to be historic for many reasons. The Environment Bill will make the statutory changes needed to protect and support the environment after the UK leaves Europe. We know that Generation Sea want strong action to be taken, so that the UK has an Environment Bill with real power to tackle the interests of big business and put in place a system that can tackle the problems at source.

What is the Environment Bill?

UK environmental principles and governance are currently covered by the European Union. Any action taken to protect the environment from destruction is done through the European Court of Justice.  The Environment Bill, to be agreed in 2019, will make the statutory changes needed to protect and support the environment after the UK leaves Europe. It will be a new approach and enshrine in law environmental principles and governance in four key areas: air, wildlife, water and waste.

What do we want people to do?

Go to our website and join up to #GenerationSea. You’ll be able to help us with a range of actions including signing and sharing petitions, contacting your MP, collecting evidence from shorelines and promoting the campaign on social media.

Click Here To Join #GenerationSea

 

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