A Quest to Reduce Ocean Plastic

By Anna Dawson

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A Quest To Reduce Ocean Plastic

Project 2016-08-10 17:28:24 +1200

Description

From September until December of this year I plan to cycle 2000km along the Philippines' coastline to raise awareness of the issue of plastic pollution. Given the large population living close to the coast, the Philippines is the third biggest contributor to ocean plastic. I have a lot of experience working and volunteering in the country, I love the people and the place. In 2013-2014 I sailed from New Zealand to the Philippines and the more I learn about ocean plastic the more I want to do something about this issue. By 2050 scientists predict there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish. That's terrible, and not something we want our kids/grandkids to have to deal with.

I plan to deliver the message by organising beach clean ups every afternoon in the areas I am staying, as well as visiting schools and universities twice a week.

Picking up trash

Beach Clean

The money will go towards organising and rallying people for the beach clean ups (approx $600), buying supplies and organising the school visits (approx $400) as well as printing marketing materials to explain the issues of plastic pollution (approx $500). If enough people get on board and I manage to go above my target then excess funds will be diverted to the cause of reducing plastic in the Philippines, the best way I see fit at the end of the three months.

I really need people to get behind this, not just financially but to support the cause by jumping on facebook and liking my page www.facebook.com/plasticfreephili. Every person who supports me provides incentive to keep pedaling, to keep beach cleaning, and to keep advocating these issues. I really appreciate you getting behind this cause!

Thanks so much guys!

 

NOTE - I am carbon offsetting the flights for this trip via the Million Metres Stream Project

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Pledgers 44

Gareth Lawson
2016-09-12 18:40:01 +1200

"A lot of respect that you're out there making a difference while some of us sit behind a desk all day doing nothing. Go Anna!"

Emma
2016-09-12 12:27:24 +1200
emma
2016-09-11 19:00:55 +1200

"Wow Anna, we think what you are doing is amazing! Emma, Jane and Brian"

Peter Thaleikis
2016-09-08 13:28:52 +1200
Brianne
2016-09-07 17:31:54 +1200

"Love it, good luck :)"

Kate Mackay
2016-09-07 00:55:36 +1200

"Awesome Anna xx"

Stewart Adams
2016-09-06 22:23:14 +1200

"Good luck Anna, great cause. Love from Stew and Laura"

Rosie O'Sullivan (Gowan)
2016-09-06 14:27:59 +1200

"Amazing work Anna. Good luck! "

Bridget Kight
2016-09-06 01:12:34 +1200

"Great stuff Orb; proud of you getting out there & raising your voice for the benefit of Philli and our oceans. Will be following you! xx"

Brown Family
2016-09-04 11:49:20 +1200
David Cleal
2016-09-04 08:42:56 +1200

"Great to spread the word on the harmful effects of plastic on the environment!"

Sally
2016-09-03 13:48:26 +1200

"Happy cycling and all the best for a successful venture. Grandad xx"

Gavin Sherrard-Smith
2016-08-31 20:40:12 +1200

"Very happy to support Anna and her team."

Barry Pulford
2016-08-31 14:02:07 +1200

"I fully support Anna's campaign to reduce the amount of plastic in our oceans."

Jo Dixon
2016-08-30 22:05:29 +1200
Charlotte Brown
2016-08-29 19:48:35 +1200
Carlos Cruz
2016-08-28 08:32:09 +1200
Joshua Taylor
2016-08-27 18:09:48 +1200
Stephanie Manning
2016-08-27 17:15:04 +1200

"Go Anna!! So proud of you xx toody "

Sally
2016-08-25 15:36:21 +1200

"A remarkable effort Mu. Safe travels to the 3 of you for the next 3 months. Nanny and Papa xx"

Julie Boersen
2016-08-25 11:08:03 +1200
Lucy Stewart
2016-08-24 15:15:57 +1200

"Way to go Anna! Awesome project :)"

R & R Adams
2016-08-23 21:14:36 +1200

"Well done Anna, an excellent cause, happy biking! xx"

Kate Gumbley
2016-08-23 18:21:22 +1200

"A wonderful cause "

Kate
2016-08-23 13:39:20 +1200

"Good luck Anna! An awesome project for one lucky little boy x"

Suzanne Marsh
2016-08-22 19:14:46 +1200

"Fantastic campaign Anna! Inspirational!"

Jane
2016-08-22 16:59:05 +1200
Bonney
2016-08-22 07:22:17 +1200
Bonney
2016-08-22 07:20:57 +1200
Bonney
2016-08-22 07:19:17 +1200

Followers

Followers of A Quest to Reduce Ocean Plastic

A Quest To Reduce Ocean Plastic

Project 2016-08-10 17:28:24 +1200

Description

From September until December of this year I plan to cycle 2000km along the Philippines' coastline to raise awareness of the issue of plastic pollution. Given the large population living close to the coast, the Philippines is the third biggest contributor to ocean plastic. I have a lot of experience working and volunteering in the country, I love the people and the place. In 2013-2014 I sailed from New Zealand to the Philippines and the more I learn about ocean plastic the more I want to do something about this issue. By 2050 scientists predict there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish. That's terrible, and not something we want our kids/grandkids to have to deal with.

I plan to deliver the message by organising beach clean ups every afternoon in the areas I am staying, as well as visiting schools and universities twice a week.

Picking up trash

Beach Clean

The money will go towards organising and rallying people for the beach clean ups (approx $600), buying supplies and organising the school visits (approx $400) as well as printing marketing materials to explain the issues of plastic pollution (approx $500). If enough people get on board and I manage to go above my target then excess funds will be diverted to the cause of reducing plastic in the Philippines, the best way I see fit at the end of the three months.

I really need people to get behind this, not just financially but to support the cause by jumping on facebook and liking my page www.facebook.com/plasticfreephili. Every person who supports me provides incentive to keep pedaling, to keep beach cleaning, and to keep advocating these issues. I really appreciate you getting behind this cause!

Thanks so much guys!

 

NOTE - I am carbon offsetting the flights for this trip via the Million Metres Stream Project

Comments

Hey! Thanks for checking out this project.

We haven't made any updates yet, follow us if you want to be notified when we do.

Gareth Lawson
2016-09-12 18:40:01 +1200

"A lot of respect that you're out there making a difference while some of us sit behind a desk all day doing nothing. Go Anna!"

Emma
2016-09-12 12:27:24 +1200
emma
2016-09-11 19:00:55 +1200

"Wow Anna, we think what you are doing is amazing! Emma, Jane and Brian"

Peter Thaleikis
2016-09-08 13:28:52 +1200
Brianne
2016-09-07 17:31:54 +1200

"Love it, good luck :)"

Kate Mackay
2016-09-07 00:55:36 +1200

"Awesome Anna xx"

Stewart Adams
2016-09-06 22:23:14 +1200

"Good luck Anna, great cause. Love from Stew and Laura"

Rosie O'Sullivan (Gowan)
2016-09-06 14:27:59 +1200

"Amazing work Anna. Good luck! "

Bridget Kight
2016-09-06 01:12:34 +1200

"Great stuff Orb; proud of you getting out there & raising your voice for the benefit of Philli and our oceans. Will be following you! xx"

Brown Family
2016-09-04 11:49:20 +1200
David Cleal
2016-09-04 08:42:56 +1200

"Great to spread the word on the harmful effects of plastic on the environment!"

Sally
2016-09-03 13:48:26 +1200

"Happy cycling and all the best for a successful venture. Grandad xx"

Gavin Sherrard-Smith
2016-08-31 20:40:12 +1200

"Very happy to support Anna and her team."

Barry Pulford
2016-08-31 14:02:07 +1200

"I fully support Anna's campaign to reduce the amount of plastic in our oceans."

Jo Dixon
2016-08-30 22:05:29 +1200
Charlotte Brown
2016-08-29 19:48:35 +1200
Carlos Cruz
2016-08-28 08:32:09 +1200
Joshua Taylor
2016-08-27 18:09:48 +1200
Stephanie Manning
2016-08-27 17:15:04 +1200

"Go Anna!! So proud of you xx toody "

Sally
2016-08-25 15:36:21 +1200

"A remarkable effort Mu. Safe travels to the 3 of you for the next 3 months. Nanny and Papa xx"

Julie Boersen
2016-08-25 11:08:03 +1200
Lucy Stewart
2016-08-24 15:15:57 +1200

"Way to go Anna! Awesome project :)"

R & R Adams
2016-08-23 21:14:36 +1200

"Well done Anna, an excellent cause, happy biking! xx"

Kate Gumbley
2016-08-23 18:21:22 +1200

"A wonderful cause "

Kate
2016-08-23 13:39:20 +1200

"Good luck Anna! An awesome project for one lucky little boy x"

Suzanne Marsh
2016-08-22 19:14:46 +1200

"Fantastic campaign Anna! Inspirational!"

Jane
2016-08-22 16:59:05 +1200
Bonney
2016-08-22 07:22:17 +1200
Bonney
2016-08-22 07:20:57 +1200
Bonney
2016-08-22 07:19:17 +1200

Followers of A Quest to Reduce Ocean Plastic

This campaign was successful and got its funding on 12/09/2016 at 7:00 PM.