What is Bravo for Oceans and how does it work?
We at BravoVoucher have decided to give our small but important contribution to safeguarding our planet, giving life to the Bravo for Oceans initiative in 2022. Last year we chose to finance the recovery of at least 1,000 kilos of marine waste (plastic but not only), which was collected by local fishermen in different areas of the planet. This year for 2023 we have renewed this important initiative, aiming for the same goal.
All this was possible thanks to Ogyre, an international startup, collaborating with local fishermen, which deals with the elimination of marine waste in Italy, Indonesia, and Brazil. In this way, Ogyre contributes not only to preserving the wonders of the seas around the planet but also provides an economic income to the communities that most of all suffer from the impoverishment of marine ecosystems. A world-class partner with a long and consolidated experience behind it, ideal for achieving the goal we have set ourselves.
Bravo for Oceans: How can you participate?
Do you want to help us make the planet a little cleaner too? It's easy! By making a purchase through BravoVoucher between the 24th of November and the 25th of December 2023, you will be making your contribution to this fundamental initiative and actively be participating in the protection and preservation of our marine ecosystems. Thanks to you, for the second year in a row, we will be able to clean up the planet's seas of 1,000 kilos of waste, which would be equivalent to 100,000 plastic bottles.
Join us in giving a helping hand, by taking part in this project.
Our other Green Initiatives
World Cleanup Day
The World Clean Up Day project started in 2018, operated by the Estonian ONG Let’s Do It! World and since then it is held annually on the third weekend of September. The project began in 2008, in Estonia, under the decision of the entrepreneur Rainer Nõlvak. He managed to gather together 4% of the population to clean up 10,000 tons of waste in just a few hours. Shortly after, other nations started taking part in the project: Latvia, Lithuania, France, Italy, Portugal, and many other countries, until World Cleanup Day became official in 2018. The goal of this initiative, from 2008 until today, has always been the same: making a clear statement that solid abandoned wastage is dangerous for the planet and so they are gathering millions of voluntary individuals around the world to organise cleaning action activities.
World Environment Day
Every year since 1974, June 5th has been celebrated as World Environment Day, an initiative started by the United Nations with the aim of raising public awareness on the importance of supporting environmental causes and reaffirming the very close relationship between man and the environment.This year's theme will be plastic pollution: every year, over 400 million tons of plastic are produced, half of which are disposable. It has been estimated that around 19 - 23 million tons of plastic materials end up in rivers, lakes and seas, damaging (often irreparably) our marine ecosystems.Now more than ever, it is thus necessary to pay particular attention to the preservation of our environment.
World Oceans Day
Ocean waters, in addition to covering more than 70% of the earth's surface and hosting 80% of global biodiversity, also produce more than 50% of the oxygen present in the atmosphere. Our oceans thus play a vital role in the well-being and health of our planet and their correct functioning is a fundamental element for our survival. To raise public awareness of the importance of protecting our seas, World Oceans Day was created. The event, held every year on June 8th, aims to celebrate the beauty and richness of ocean waters and highlight the responsibility that public institutions, companies, and individuals have in its protection.
Earth Day was born in 1989 on the initiative of peace activist John McConnell, who proposed to establish an international day to honour the Earth during a UNESCO conference in San Francisco.
Since then, the anniversary has been celebrated internationally on April 22 of each year and aims to reaffirm the importance of natural balance and environmental sustainability, as well as denounce the numerous problems that threaten the protection of our planet such as pollution, depletion of resources non-renewables and destruction of ecosystems.
World Recycling Day
World Recycling Day was celebrated on 18 March, an anniversary that aims to highlight the importance of a circular economy based on the correct differentiation of waste.
The event was born in 2018 by the Global Recycling Foundation, with the aim of raising awareness among individual citizens on the enhancement of resources. In fact, it is essential that each of us understands how essential everyone's contribution is to safeguarding the planet.