A Quest to Reduce Ocean Plastic By Anna Dawson

Pledgeme projects
Project
 Embed

About 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

The People Behind A Quest to Reduce Ocean Plastic

Picture?type=square&width=50&height=50 Anna Dawson Project admin

Updates

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.

Pledges

    Avatar square
    Floriane Hallee
    2016-08-22 04:20:45 +1200

    Floriane Hallee has pledged on 2 campaigns

    “same comment - would love the pict but by email please :)”

    Avatar square
    Floriane Hallee
    2016-08-22 03:45:05 +1200

    Floriane Hallee has pledged on 2 campaigns

    Picture?type=square&width=50&height=50
    Emma Corny
    2016-08-21 23:21:37 +1200

    Emma Corny has pledged on 1 campaign

    “Great Campaign, love this idea Anna! Good on you xx”

    Avatar square
    Anonymous pledger
    2016-08-21 18:38:22 +1200

    This pledger has chosen to pledge anonymously

    Avatar square
    Janne Wills
    2016-08-21 16:46:26 +1200

    Janne Wills has pledged on 1 campaign

    “There's nothing that calms the soul like a meander along a beach, so thank you Anna & I wish you every success. Janne”

    Avatar square
    Sarah Eason
    2016-08-21 13:39:17 +1200

    Sarah Eason has pledged on 1 campaign

    Avatar square
    Andrew Mitchener
    2016-08-21 12:45:55 +1200

    Andrew Mitchener has pledged on 1 campaign

    Picture?type=square&width=50&height=50
    Chris Guillebeau
    2016-08-20 03:45:43 +1200

    Chris Guillebeau has pledged on 1 campaign

    “Go Anna! Such a worthy project!”

    Avatar square
    Ros Torrance
    2016-08-20 02:28:33 +1200

    Ros Torrance has pledged on 1 campaign

    Avatar square
    patrick de boisfosse
    2016-08-20 01:13:47 +1200

    patrick de boisfosse has pledged on 1 campaign

    Picture?type=square&width=50&height=50
    Iñaki Solano Codina
    2016-08-19 23:23:40 +1200

    Iñaki Solano Codina has pledged on 1 campaign

    “Eiii guys!!! good luck and this new adventure and try to help all this people to don´t put this plastics on the ocean!!! comeeee on. ”

    Picture?type=square&width=50&height=50
    Mads Dyreberg Haldrup
    2016-08-19 18:38:21 +1200

    Mads Dyreberg Haldrup has pledged on 1 campaign

    “Great initiative Anna.. I love the seas as much as you so would love to support. Keep cool!”

    Avatar square
    Anonymous pledger
    2016-08-19 12:15:14 +1200

    This pledger has chosen to pledge anonymously

    Snoweysmall
    Jamas Enright
    2016-08-18 22:04:25 +1200

    Jamas Enright has pledged on 11 campaigns

    Followers of A Quest to Reduce Ocean Plastic

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

    Rewards