Pacific Life Employees Head to the Shore to Help Keep Our Ocean Clean
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More Than 500 Pounds of Trash Was Removed

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In celebration of Earth Month, the Pacific Life Good Guys recently took action to address the marine debris problem by participating in waterway cleanups near our Orange County, CA; Omaha, NE; and Lynchburg, VA offices.  In partnership with the Ocean Conservancy, Pacific Life volunteers trudged through sand, along river banks, and in fields to remove trash from key water drainage points.  Every little bit of trash picked up, even the very small bits of plastic, makes a difference in the fight for trash-free shores.  At this year’s cleanups, more than 500 pounds of trash was collected and removed.  Why is that important?  Because trash in the water and on the shore can be mistaken as food by wildlife or entangle animals with lethal consequences.  Plastic also attracts and concentrates other pollutants from surrounding water, posing a contamination risk to those species that then eat it.  Our lakes, rivers, and creeks all directly or indirectly feed into the ocean.  And we only have one global ocean: we are connected to it no matter where we live.

Learn more about how Pacific Life is Caring for Our Environment!

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