I was raised on the Northumberland coast so naturally the marine environment is close to my heart. I regularly carry out and attend beach cleans along the Northumberland coast, although any trip to the beach inevitably involves a beach clean whether Its intended or not.
I work in environmental management, however I love the educational side of conservation and believe that awareness can make all the difference. I believe that is what prompted me to get involved with the Surfers Against Sewage Rep Programme. If people were aware of how that discarded plastic bag/bottle or released balloon truly impact the marine animals they get excited to see, then I believe they would think twice in future.
I hike, kayak, paddle board and (occasionally) scuba dive, but admittedly surfing is something I just can’t seem to master.
“Small acts when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world” – Howard Zinn