Clean up the waters

Clean up the Waters is a social/ environmental project that we, Alexa and Felix, hope will bring benefit to our beautiful blue planet, focusing on reaching as many waterways and surrounding natural habitats as possible and to benefit as many people as possible, who will be able to take part and join us on our waterways adventure.

Our main desire and focus is to collect litter from various waterways, whether a lake, river or coastal area and surrounding banks, beaches etc . We are keen and very enthusiastic that through this project, it will enable a community to grow and to continue the preservation of local waterways and the surrounding areas, even after we have moved on to another place, by enabling through a more conscious connection to nature itself with the opportunity to get onto the water too and connect with nature in different ways.  We are all a part of nature and not separate from it all.

How will we do this :

Stand Up Paddling :
We have 12 Stand Up Paddle Boards (iSUPS) and qualified SUP Guides! We will offer SUP intro sessions and  paddle tips and guidance during the SUP Tours on the water, with use of Starboard SUP equipment too. 
While SUP'ing we will be able to get to many diverse areas, making each SUP Tour an adventure, collecting any litter on the way,  storing the litter on the boards until we get back to land where it will be recycled, upcycled or brought to an appropriate waste site.

These SUP tours will enable more people to join together, have fun on the water as well as do something great for the body and mind.  At the same time we will be participating and making a difference, cleaning the waters, which is as important . We will each be a part of supporting and looking after the waters and the natural environment which we ourselves are a part of too.  

Workshops:

At every Clean up the Waters event we will offer workshops in: Stand up paddling, movement and somatics, environmental awareness and connection as well as awareness for littering and plastic pollution.

Felix is an environmental scientist and sustainability consultant who will offer interactive sessions  and workshops. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about the littering problem and plastic waste pollution and find creative ways to recycle and upcycle the waste they have collected.  The second focus is to give people the chance to experience guided sessions that aim to increase nature and self awareness.  Participants will learn methods to nourish their own inner nature and develop their self awareness,  to be more aware of the connection that every one of us has to nature and everything that's alive on this beautiful planet.

Alexa, as well as a SUP guide and instructor, is a  dance / movement pedagogue and a Yoga Sports Coach! Through movement sessions on the water and the land, there is the opportunity to connect with ourselves, with others and to enjoy the feeling of moving and breathing, connecting more to ourselves in our physical body and allow each and everyone to sense the deep connection of our natural being in the natural surroundings in which we are immersed in, whether on the water or on land! In every moment, with each breathe that moves us,  there is the possibility in ourselves and in relation to the nature of other living beings and the nature around us, to develop and grow in consciousness and love!

Why we would love your support :

We hope to be able to get to as many areas in Europe as possible, and we have bases in Austria and UK.
As we are passionate environmental and nature activists, our adventures will hopefully take us to some areas of Europe where we will also be cooperating with European turtle conservationists in Croatia, Crete, the Balkans, Greece and Turkey and Spain.

We are looking for financial support to allow us to move, with our VW van and trailer through mainland Europe, and offer the SUP Tours and workshops for free in order that we can get as many people to join us and to spread our passion and love for nature and being a part of looking after nature and each other!

We are extremely enthusiastic and believe that we can ALL make a difference and we have the possibility to make a change. We would like each individual that joins us on our adventure and who meet along the way, to feel and realize that they are an important part of the whole, and by having fun and being a part of cleaning up the waters, more people will continue to spread this way of conscious change for our beautiful waters, planet and ourselves and the generations to follow.

Please donate and support us with this exciting and wonderful adventurous project.  If you would like to be a part of this adventure too, we would love to see you on the water and for you to be a part of our Clean up the Waters movement.

Hopefully see you somewhere along the way!

Love and compassion, smiles and big hugs to each and everyone one of you.

Alexa and Felix

:-)

 

To get in contact and find out more information please visit the Clean up the Waters website . 

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Alexa Barton 
Organizer
Innsbruck, Austria
Felix Sadlo 
Team member
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