In the last few years the World had become much more ‘green’ conscious. Supermarkets and other shops are selling a bag for a life-time, famous people are constantly supporting charity events and the news provides us with coverage about Green ‘initiatives’.
I thought I was doing my bit but realised my awareness was very small about the subject until my friend Sabina Lucia invited me to a wonderful event in a delightful health shop in Kew Gardens – Oliver’s. We had the privilege to watch the movie ‘Plastic Shores’ by Ed Scott- Clarke for the first time. The event was sponsored by Greener Upon Thames and it started with a talk by fabulous guest speaker Roz Savage – National Geographic Adventurer of the year. Roz was a very interesting lady with such a beautiful character and she described her journey’s as a lone yacht-woman and the importance of bottled water. What was especially impressive was how she said that ‘one stroke in the water doesn’t lead anywhere but millions will take you from country to country and this is the same with bottles of water as each one counts although we can’t really see the difference’.
The movie was about one hour long and covered the subject in a very profound way by showing the growth of the plastic industry in our society and how it’s effecting us all today. She talked about the dangers of the countless plastic bottles in the sea that she encountered and how fish are effected by them. I think for all of us the movie gave us so much information but also practical advice about recycling and the need to take the protection of our Planet seriously. This helped me to realize how important this subject is and how just little things that I do can influence the World to be a healthier and Greener place. We all got as a gift a lifetime bag and I have been using it almost every time I go shopping!
For more information : http://greeneruponthames.org/