Find out more about the ROUTE PORTUGAL EXPEDITION 2020 project – one of the finalists of the Ocean’s Calling award.
SUMMARY OF THE PROJECT
“The ROUTE EXPEDITION PT 2020 will travel the entire coast of Portugal in a 2-month expedition, with the objective of monitoring solid waste, with a special emphasis on incorrectly disposed
Polystyrene waste on the beach in the project region. We aim to preserve through beach cleanups and raise awareness among the local population through environmental education and conversation with them. MONITORING and REDEFINING ”trash”, PRESERVING the environment, ENCOURAGING a lifestyle that favors culture and conscience, we set our main objective as maintaining our habitat for future generations.
Enabling transversal learning experiences with art and through art, without the intention of making artists or audiences, but rather with the goal of reaching a sustainable future. If we think about the long-term benefits of these educational practices in communities, we would be able to understand the important role of artistic education in society.”
“Why did you find this award relevant and decide to take part?”
“Since its foundation in Brazil, the Route organisation has always worked on a voluntary basis regardless of whether there are financial resources to make things easier. Meanwhile, financial resources are still necessary for the sustainability and durability of any initiative of this kind, i.e. these non-profit projects and organisations, so that they can continue to happen and change the world. The importance of the award and of our application is therefore fully justified. We believe that initiatives like the Ocean’s Calling Award convince us more and more that we are on the right track and that there are many other people who think like us and believe in a better world.”
Stay tuned as we will share, over the next few weeks, more information about all the finalist projects of this initiative.