Celebrating Earth Day with Bioagradables- A Nonprofit Working for the Marine Environment
Hayes planned a global Earth Day in 1990, which drew over 200 million people from over 140 nations. Earth Day now draws residents and activists from all over the world together to raise awareness and take action on global warming and renewable energy.
What is Bioagradables ?
Emilio Beladiez: Our non-profit organization, Bioagradables, was created in 2012. It focuses on environmental issues as well as volunteerism. Every month, we organized a coastal cleanup and gathered many people to participate. We started with 30 individuals cleaning, and in a few months, we had more than 80 people coming to help with coastal cleanups. We got to the point of 200 volunteers cleaning up every day. Then, covid hit, and we reduced the group to 60 volunteers to ensure everything was safe.
We also partner with high schools and universities to provide environmental education. To promote social responsibility in cities, we also participate in cleanup operations with corporations.
What is the purpose of celebrating Earth Day?
Emilio Beladiez: The day allows us to commemorate all of our accomplishments during the year. However, every day is Earth Day because we must work for our planet, environment, and resources. We rely on this planet for our existence and various other tiny to large requirements. Thus we must do something every day to safeguard it. Fortunately, people have grown aware, and it’s encouraging to see people caring for our natural resources. We must leave a good place and a healthy ecosystem for future generations. The day is essential in this regard.
What Earth-friendly resolution would you suggest to protect the Earth?
Emilio Beladiez: I believe every small step contributes to the larger picture of saving Earth. So starting with the most straightforward act, like separating our garbage and recycling whatever we can, is what we all can easily adopt.
Another small step we can take is rethinking our consumption. Since the world has become a smaller place, it has become much easier to get our hands on things from across the globe. And often, we are tempted to buy something that provides no value in the long run. However, these items have a long-term effect on the planet. So before you buy, stop and think. We must teach future generations to be more conscious of the consequences of their consumption; we must be wise and empowered to choose what sort of future we want.
What steps has your nonprofit taken for the environment?
Emilio Beladiez: Primarily, we do a lot of cleanups. These cleanups help the volunteers have a chance to think about their actions. And following our cleanups, we assemble, interact, and discuss ideas for days ahead to create a better impact on our volunteer’s minds.
In addition, we conduct sampling sessions. We go to the beach and shoot photographs of the activities we are participating in. We attend events such as ecological gatherings and vegan festivals. We simply want to be sustainable and focus on one area in which we excel, after which we will partner with other NGOs. We like to be specialists in our field and share our knowledge with different non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that wish to clean up diverse locations and surroundings. We also conduct interviews and create content with specialists in marine biology so that people are aware of the content, the issues, and potential solutions.
How can volunteers help your nonprofit?
Emilio Beladiez: Our non-profit is continuously looking for new ways to generate content. We only have two employees working behind the scenes, so we need someone with good judgment to carry out our objectives and goals. We’re also looking for folks that can work quickly on graphic design, publish our work, and assist with content generation. So if anyone has these skills and wants to lend them to us, we are more than happy to welcome them on board.
Earth Day has grown from a single day commemorating the environmental movement in the United States to a global network that enables over a billion people to understand better, protect, and enhance the environment in only 40 years. Gain access to the world of corporate volunteers. Get in touch with our team and share your Impact Story on our platform.