For anyone who enjoyed getting wet this summer, you certainly understand the importance of clean water. The single resource that we rely on for recreation and survival is constantly threatened by storm drain runoff, pollutants or careless hands that might drop a piece of rubbish in the ocean, lakes or streams.
We at Teva are committed to the preservation and conservation of clean water and we extend our support to the world through our A Pair For a Foot program. For every pair of shoes sold we will help protect a linear foot of global waterways in rivers, lakes and oceans. It’s as simple as that. In 2012, we are targeting to steward 4.4 million feet/1.34 million meters* worldwide by the end of the year.
Along with our partners at the Waterkeeper Alliance and Ocean Conservancy we extend our collective hands even further to keep our shores neat and the blue stuff blue. September sees a host of events so check out the schedule below to see how you can help.
• September 15, Rally for Clean Water, Washington, DC
• September 15, California Coastal Clean-Up Day
California Coastal Cleanup Day, an annual beach and inland waterway cleanup, is the state’s largest volunteer event. In 2010, over 82,500 volunteers removed more than 1.2 million pounds of trash and recyclables from our beaches, lakes, and waterways. When combined with the International Coastal Cleanup, taking place on the same day, California Coastal Cleanup Day becomes part of one of the largest volunteer events in the world. California Coastkeeper Alliance (an Alliance of all 12 CA Waterkeeper organizations) will coordinate a statewide effort by Waterkeepers to conduct clean-ups in their watershed.
• September 15, San Diego, CA, Time: 9:00AM – 12:00PM
• September 15, Long Island, NY, Time: 9:00AM – 12:00PM
• September 15, Portland, OR, Time: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
• September 22, Corpus Christi, TX Time: 9:00AM – 12:00PM
• October 6th, Williamette Riverkeeper, Great Willamette Cleanup
Eugene to Portland, covering multiple segments of the entire mainstem Willamette River that extends some 187 miles from south to north. This includes all of the major cities in the Willamette Valley.