As you all know one person alone cannot change the world. You can’t invest yourself for too many of the environmental problems we’re currently facing and be a member of every project trying to do something about it.
I decided a while ago to commit personally to tackle the problem of plastic in the oceans.
I adore playing, swimming and surfing in the sea and love to eat freshly grilled fish. The problem with the plastic waste is that it slowly transforms to microplastics, particles so tiny they could enter the cells of all creatures in the sea and ourselves when we’re enjoying the water. If you’re interested you can find all sort of information on different websites, the video above gives a good summary about it.
If you want to support me in my cause, I would be extremely happy to receive a little contribution.
A part of the money will go to SURFRIDER Foundation Europe as a donation. These guys clean up the beaches, do a lot of awareness campaigns and intervene in schools to educate the next generation. You can read a lot more about it on their website.
For another part of the funds I hope to raise, I will buy bracelets from 4ocean. They are made out of upcycled plastic waste from the ocean and for every bracelet you buy these guys fish a pound of plastic waste out of the water.
“What will he do with all those bracelets? I he finally coming out of the closet?” Nope, still hetero, still loving the same woman for 20 years, she’s the biggest treasure in my life. I just don’t know how she can bear to still live with me, but that’s probably called love.
I’m not trying to become the next Wolfgang Petry either (google this singer-songwriter if you don’t get the joke, better yet use ECOSIA instead of Google).
No, actually I’m teaching kids and teenagers a lot about the problem of plastic in our oceans. Not long ago we treated this theme for 5 weeks, in language courses, science (how ocean currents are formed by experimenting it) and what they can personally do.
In the end we always make a quiz and the prize money is a 4ocean bracelet with certificate that they helped to clean the sea. You would wonder how proud they are having done something good, plus the bracelets are really nice and encourage creating upcycled products. Again, you can read a lot more about this on the website of 4ocean.
Thank you beforehand for your support, cheers, abraço, aloha