Unesco Green Citizens
Project begin: 01/01/2020

Raphaël, 10 years old, has decided to participate in the cleaning of the Seine. He fishes with a magnet and a grappling hook. With the will to sensitize a maximum of citizens.

Leading organisation: Citizen
The country where the team is based: France
Covered Countries: France
Theme: Ocean
Sub-themes: Protecting marine ecosystems, Waste management
Tag: #Youth
Selection: 2021
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Two to three times a week, Raphaël fishes with powerful magnets for waste in the Seine. By removing more than 11 tons of waste in 2020, he has helped to accelerate the cleanup of the Parisian canals and the Seine. According to Raphaël, fishing with magnets or grappling hooks is simple, playful, fun… Anyone can do it! Waste can be removed quickly, just contact the authorities, especially to make sure it is not prohibited for safety reasons.

1 day, 1 action

Raphaël wants to raise awareness among as many citizens as possible. With the Instagram account Raf_sur_Seine or when he fishes on the Parisian banks, he invites everyone to make a small action to depollute. “Something must happen every day, 1 day 1 action for the environment and not wait for large events to act” he explains.

Raf_sur_Seine works with Little Citizens for Climate and received the City of Paris medal for his engagement. The Paris City Council has given two containers to exhibit the finds of Raphael and his father from September 15 to October 15, 2021 in front of the Musée d’Orsay.

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