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INSPIRING BLUE FLAG BEST PRACTICES
Cleaning beaches and coastal areas is a first trigger for people to start understanding the huge pressure we are putting on our marine environment. However, to change people’s habits and ensure they connect to the environment, a long-term approach is vital. This is what we strive to do with the Blue Flag programme, and I am very thankful that Corona is embracing this concept with us. What we have developed together is much more than a clean-up, it is the long-term adoption of a coastal stretch, a promise to care for the future.
The pilot year in 2014 has shown huge potential and I am very excited about the coming years when the project will fully expand to even more countries around the world.
Beyond our positive partnership, it is a real legacy we wish to leave behind. Not only to the Blue Flag sites, but to all the coastal areas which need caring and loving. This is why this beach cleaning manual is for everyone, everywhere. Take it. Use it. Share it.
Inspiring Blue Flag Best Practices
Environmental Education Activities Handbook 2013
This book has been created to help beach and marina managers to organise environmental education activities that fit with their goals and capacities, and to share good ideas throughout the Blue Flag network.
The second edition includes activities from most countries running the Blue Flag programme from different parts of the world - Europe, Northern and Southern America, Asia, Africa and southwest Pacific.
Environmental Education Activities Handbook 2011
Blue Flag's guide on best environmental practices for beaches and marinas. Blue Flag applicants will find the guide especially useful for its information on fulfilling the Environmental Education criterion, but the guide may be used as an inspiration by all!
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The Blue Flag: Eco-label for Beaches and Marinas
Manual of 34 pages produced in cooperation with UNEP and the UNWTO programme. New countries and participants in existing programmes will find it especially useful as it describes the programme and explains the roles and responsibilities of the various people and groups involved. Production was partially funded through the Caribbean Tourism Organisation, the Caribbean Regional Sustainable Tourism Development Programme, and the EU.
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Awards for Improving the Coastal Environment: The example of the Blue Flag
Brochure providing a wealth of information on the coastal tourism industry - its economic and environmental relevance - and how Blue Flag's efforts are changing sustainable development practices worldwide. General information on the programme such as criteria, application procedure, and how new countries can become involved is also included.
Measuring System for Beach Litter
20 Years of Blue Flag
Brochure celebrating Blue Flag (1987-2007). The span and scope of the programme, messages from main partners UNEP and UNWTO, and case studies from five countries are included.
Blue Flag Pictures Library
Some Blue Flag pictures are available for all in our Flickr page. To use them in your publications, press stories or others, please comply with the licensing details notified for each picture.