MARLEY NATURAL X ROSE COLLECTIVE BEACH CLEAN-UP
This weekend, we partnered with The Rose Collective to host a beach clean-up in Los Angeles. On Sunday morning, we gathered in Venice Beach to roll up our sleeves and collect everything from bottle caps and cigarette butts to car tires and broken parts of strollers. We all came together with the dual purpose to create community and push back against despondency by taking action against pollution and waste.
This was the first time many of our volunteers had ever taken part in a beach clean-up. Improving water quality and protecting ocean animals were some of the top priorities for many of our participants. California has some of the most beautiful beaches in the United States, and everyone should have access to clean water to surf, swim and play in.
It was remarkable to see just how how much trash we managed to clear in an hour and the diversity of the people who joined us. We were also motivated by how inspired our crew left locals as well as tourists visiting the beach.
In order to create real change, it’s essential for us to come together and combine our individual efforts into a movement capable of making a global impact.
Here are a few things our volunteers and people from the community had to say had to say during our June beach clean-up.