The world needs a lot more Green Superheroes! It’s going to be up to you, young people! You see, I have a two-year-old daughter and I’m very aware of the fact that by the time she reaches my age…. which is getting on some, at our current trajectory, there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish, many new species will be facing extinction, wild places will be far fewer and far less wild than they are now. These are all things that made my childhood memorable, wild places are where I get my greatest pleasures. It frightens me to think that my young daughter may not get to enjoy the things I love so much. And the only people that can change this trajectory we are on will be young people, the next generation of leaders, business people and conservationists.
One of our founders and facilitators, Duncan Pritchard recently took part in a locally organised Ted-X event in Salt Rock. In this talk he shares his passion for the oceans and the need to see our oceans in a new light. The marine wilderness experience is a key part of our program. There are few places quite as powerful and entrenched in the human psyche as the ocean. Everyone loves the beach but not everyone has a look to see what lies beneath.
Travel, seeing new places, meeting new people is a powerful tool for a better world. It represents the greatest movement of wealth from the rich to the poor in the history of our world, it breaks down stereotypes. It helps us realise that we are all connected, we are all ONE. Be the change. We just love the power of this video clip from the UN Global Sustainable Development Goals Facebook Page (it's a cool page, go check it out)
Do you ever feel that exercising in a gym just doesn’t compare to a hike, a trail run or a swim in the sea? An indoor activity doesn’t leave me feeling invigorated and energised as much as an outdoor activity does. I thought this was a matter of personal preference until reading about research that proves that outdoor activities really are better for you!
For the business community the best question is whether we can be certain that climate change presents a substantial risk, a risk that will have a profound impact on society and the economy? To this the answer is clearly "YES".
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