I am going to be doing a series of events throughout the summer whilst I am back in the UK to raise funds for the Trash Hero movement that is making an amazing impact all over the world and that I am trying to grow on Koh Phi Phi island, Thailand!
My first event will be a ten mile Quest run in Cornwall on May 20th...
The Trash Hero mission is to create sustainable, community-based projects that remove existing waste, and reduce future waste by inspiring long-term behaviour change. We do this through:
- Action and Awareness. We pick up trash. Whether a cigarette butt on the road, or 20,000 kilos from island beaches – if we see it, we clean it! And as they say, actions speak louder than words. By spending just a few hours together picking up trash, people can see the real world consequences of being careless about waste.
- Education. We back up hands-on experience with educational information about the impact that trash has on the global environment.
- Sustainable Projects. We create long-term projects that bring communities together to remove and better manage their waste, and strategies that reduce the amount of waste being produced in the future.
- Inspiration. We motivate people to become Trash Heroes in their everyday lives. Trash Hero Thailand alum have gone home to make their own heroic clean-ups around the world. Click here to see their stories.
Trash Hero believes that every one of us can be a Trash Hero.