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Ecoswim

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noun - An ecoswim is an open water swim, relay, stage swim, race or charity swim with goals related to the environment or marine life.

Goals of Eco Swims

  • aims to protect, conserve or call attention to the environment or ecology,
  • improve or protect the welfare of marine life or the local or indigenous area,
  • incorporates education of the natural environment or ecology,
  • is conducted in an ecologically-sustainable or environmentally-friendly manner,
  • is held in areas that are under environmental protection or that protect marine life,
  • aims to create or enhance environmental or ecological awareness,
  • raises money or provides direct financial benefits for conservation, marine life or environmental protection, research and/or education,
  • builds awareness or provides education of a local community or culture,
  • lobbies local governments or officials for access to, protection of or a clean-up of a waterway, or
  • minimizes the impact of mankind on the environment

Usage

His swim in the North Pole helped draw attention to climate change.

Synonyms

green swim, green swimming, Ecoswimming, Eco-swim, Eco Swim, or part of Ecotourism, environmental swim

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