Some people are true heroes
Earth is our only home, but sometimes we seem to forget this. It’s a gift to all of us and we need to take care of it, but we don’t always succeed.
Pat Smith, a citizen of Cornwall
Pat Smith, a citizen of Cornwall, UK, noticed the problem of pollution and made her own huge contribution to solve it.
A challenge for herself…
She couldn’t sleep that night and when she woke up the next morning, she decided to do something about it. So in 2018 (and that was the beginning of it), she set a challenge for herself to clean up one beach per week.
Make the world a better place
The people in her hometown of Cornwall supported her idea and, along with some volunteers and her grandchildren, Pat Smith fulfilled her resolution and cleaned up 52 beaches of Cornwall.
The Final Straw
Pat Smith has also launched a campaign called The Final Straw.
Drinking straws are a clear example of completely unnecessary single-use plastic in huge quantities. It all ends up in landfills and oceans, killing marine life. Every plastic straw will outlive every person living on the planet right now.