Ocean Advocate, Veterinary Surgeon, Speaker
The oceans produce over half the oxygen we breathe on Earth: their health is intrinsically linked to ours. Protecting them is not just a suggestion but a necessity for all of us. They are home to incredible ecosystems and animals who are threatened every day by human activity including plastic pollution, overfishing and climate change. But there is so much we can do to ensure their protection. Starting with reconnecting to nature, and its benefits to our wellbeing. Communicating that, with passion and positivity, is my mission.
Paddle Against Plastic
INSPIRING POSITIVE ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE
Unable to stand the amount of plastic pollution I saw washing up onto my favourite beaches, I began the Paddle Against Plastic campaign in 2016 as a way to reach people and talk about the issue, and empower simple solutions.
Plastic pollution is destroying our oceans. We know this now. Paddle Against Plastic hopes to bring some positivity to the topic, and empower pride in being part of the solution. It also hopes to reconnect you to our incredible ocean environment, and nurture an understanding of its importance, and a desire to protect it.
"PADDLE AGAINST PLASTIC USES EPIC STAND UP PADDLE BOARDING ADVENTURES TO CAPTURE PEOPLES’ IMAGINATION, HIGHLIGHT THE ISSUE OF PLASTIC POLLUTION SO CLOSE TO HOME, AND TO PROMOTE POSITIVE CHANGE BY PROPOSING SIMPLE SOLUTIONS THAT WE CAN ALL BE PROUD AND EXCITED TO BE A PART OF."
There is often a lot of negativity and doom and gloom surrounding environmentalism, so much so that it can completely paralyse individuals into wondering what on Earth they could do to make a difference to such a huge issue.
Paddle Against Plastic campaign aims to disband this overwhelm, and replace it with positive solutions that we can all be proud to be a part of. However small your actions, just adding your voice to the millions of other people around the planet who care about this issue will help to put pressure on the companies and governments that are able to make change. There is a lot to be done, but this can only be done collaboratively, and caring about the problem is the first step to being part of the solution.