Weekly Photo Challenge: Blue

Blue Flag Beaches

The Blue Flag beach award was originally conceived in France in 1985 where the first coastal municipalities were awarded the Blue Flag on the basis of criteria covering standards relating to sewage treatment and bathing water quality.   Two years later, 1987 was the ‘European Year of the Environment’ and the concept of the Blue Flag was developed as a European initiative by the Foundation for Environmental Education in Europe to include other areas of environmental management, such as waste disposal and coastal planning and protection and in that first year two hundred and forty four beaches from ten countries were awarded the new Blue Flag status.

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3 responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge: Blue

  1. Hi,
    What a fantastic idea, and a very nice design for the flag as well.

    Like

  2. The flag are very beautiful seems that they are chanting the beauty of the beach and invite visitors to come and visit and enjoy the place.

    Like

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