10,000 Butts In 10 Days

By Lorella Doherty

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10,000 Butts In 10 Days

Project 2019-01-31 12:50:41 +1300

 “Tiakina o Tātou Mōana – Care for our Seas”

Over 10 days, and during Seaweek 2019 (Friday 1st March-Sunday 10th March), I will collect 1,000 littered cigarette butts per day through New Plymouth city, beaches and parks (10,000 in total).

10,000 butts, say whaaatttt?!?!

And WHY?

Because I love the ocean and the earth so much, that I want to protect what I love. I want to see the earth and the oceans healthy and thriving and I want my children and my children's children and the future of the earth to be plastic pollution free. We are all kaitiaki of this land - this is my way of caring for the earth.

It is estimated that trillions (yes trillions) of cigarette butts, make their way into the natural environment yearly. I see this! I do a beach clean most days and there is never a day that I do not see handfulls of butts. 55% of debris found on NZ beach cleans are cigarette butts.

The reason they are so rampant is that the people who drop them do not realise they are plastic and instead think they are made from paper and so are biodegradable. When infact they are made from a plastic called cellulose acetate and they take 10 years+ to break down (which then they just degrade into the micro 12,000 plastic fibres). To make matters worse they are filled with toxins absorbed from the tobacco which can be deadly to aquatic life.

This is not a campaign against smoking or smokers, it is a campaign about raising awareness. What we don't know, we don't know. I want to change that part. I want it to be common knowledge and conversation that butts are made from plastic, and that they are one of the biggest contributers of ocean plastic. That way people can then make a choice, and make a change.

Your Pledge will go toward creating and designing the campaign, starting local in Taranaki, and stretching NZ wide.

Any pledges over will go toward more advertising with hopes of enough to create a professional video to raise awareness about this pressing issue.

I will keep the butts afterward for raising awareness, for education, and offering solutions to the butt issue.

So much love and gratitude to you for making a pledge and supporting this important issue. We are each only one person, but when we work for the common good, acting as the global family that we are; we become a powerful force of change!

If your'e inspired, please share this project.

You can find me on Facebook @rethinkingplasticrevolution and Instagram lorella_doherty

Mauri tu Mauri ora

Lorella Doherty - Rethinking Plastic Revolution

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Updates 2

Thing will be sent out and delivered soon!

28/02/2019 at 6:27 PM

Kia ora all you wonderful people,

I had been waiting patiently, (hopefully), for the PledgeMe crew to let me know details of all you beautiful people who have pledged on this campaign, every day watching the days go by!

And finally today I asked, as tomorrow is D-day and I am glad I did as there was a glitch and I was never sent your details!

So over the next week I will be delivering and postiing your goodies, letting the places know who has won what so that they can contact you directly (Raglan Coconut Yoghurt reward), and if you pledged on a Free Coffee your name will be on a list there now, so go enjoy!!

All others I will be in touch with in the next week for some of the more obsure rewards!

Many thanks for your patience.

Tomorrow is the first day of pickups so I will do an update on how I am going over the weekend, I am both nervous and excited!!!

I can not thank you enough for the support you have shown me, without the backing from you all, pledging for this to make it happen I would not be this far along so THANK YOU!!!

Kindest wishes, Lorella

The Movie Is Going Ahead!!

16/02/2019 at 5:18 PM

SO PRETTY MUCH THE MOST EXCITING NEWS FOR ME (if you did not catch any of my other posts).

You know how my dream result for the 10,000 butts in 10 days campaign was to create a movie that can be shared far and wide to raise awareness that butts are harmful plastic?

WELL! The movie is happening!!

New Plymouth District Council are working with me to create it! And filming will start while I am doing my pick ups (which is in less than two weeks)!!

I have spent two days writing the script, which I canned it all after waking up at 3am last night with the whole script in my head and it's perfect!

Thank you all so much again for helping me to make this happen! Without your support with the Pledgeme campaign, whether you donated products for rewards, you pledged, you shared my campaign or simply liked it or sent me happy thoughts. It has all made this happen! More pledges and rewards are still available until tomorrow night at 6pm, or vote for me for Ocean Champion so that I may win the $500 prize to go toward this project, as the more I have to work with, the further I can spread it.

https://seaweek.org.nz/ocean-champion-2019-challenges/

The council have also said they can help with spreading it throughout Taranaki, so it will be the NZ wide thing which will be my next step and these wondering funds which will help that happen!

Soooo pumped!

So much love and gratitude for you all, for the Earth and for our beautiful moana xxx

    Pledgers 28

    Franziska von Hunerbein
    2019-02-17 17:56:50 +1300

    "I love your projects!!!"

    Amanda
    2019-02-17 13:48:18 +1300

    "Love your work❤️"

    Joss
    2019-02-17 08:30:03 +1300

    "Thanks so much Lorella for your Love and the way you are helping us see how connected we all are."

    Anonymous pledger
    2019-02-17 08:23:59 +1300

    "..this is one of the most common, yet least favourite thing to pick up.. so much appreciated how many of them you'll be removing.. important project to make more awareness for.. All the best. DSIDE"

    Anonymous pledger
    2019-02-17 08:20:38 +1300

    "..DSIDE."

    Anonymous pledger
    2019-02-15 10:51:14 +1300
    Cristie
    2019-02-15 08:38:55 +1300

    "Love your work - raising awareness and cleaning the beach at the same time ❤️"

    Carli Rogers
    2019-02-14 19:01:16 +1300
    Peter
    2019-02-14 15:55:26 +1300
    Penny
    2019-02-14 07:37:37 +1300

    "So much Aroha and support for this Lorella <3"

    Nic Roderick
    2019-02-13 22:19:49 +1300

    "Awesome work Lorella. Hope you achieve your dream :)"

    Anonymous pledger
    2019-02-13 22:07:19 +1300

    "I love your passion for sharing your knowledge with the wider community. On behalf of everyone and this special planet of ours, thank you x"

    Lizaan Hale
    2019-02-12 11:45:36 +1300
    Helen
    2019-02-11 20:23:22 +1300
    Marilyn Park
    2019-02-11 16:41:31 +1300

    "Pledged with love to a very wise woman xxx "

    Julia Wilson
    2019-02-11 09:17:28 +1300
    Michelle Doherty
    2019-02-10 22:42:19 +1300

    "Go Lols, you are doing an amazing job - thank you for cleaning up the beaches and raising awareness! "

    Anonymous pledger
    2019-02-06 16:49:07 +1300
    C Grace Lewis
    2019-02-06 14:28:09 +1300

    "Thank you Lorella for doing such wonderful work in raising awareness!"

    Erin
    2019-02-06 14:12:47 +1300
    Heidi
    2019-02-06 09:32:56 +1300
    Steve Ponga
    2019-02-06 07:09:49 +1300
    Sam Mortensen
    2019-02-05 13:07:18 +1300

    "GO LORELLA!! Love your work. xo"

    Anonymous pledger
    2019-02-04 20:16:41 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2019-02-04 16:35:00 +1300

    "Good on you Lorella!! "

    Cassie Hart
    2019-02-04 13:32:41 +1300

    "Good luck, great goal! I had no idea they were plastic until you let me know (not that I smoke, so haven't given it much thought!)"

    Shari
    2019-02-04 13:11:21 +1300

    "Inspirational Lorella!! 💜"

    Anonymous pledger
    2019-02-04 12:51:24 +1300

    "Go Lols!! Proud of you!"

    Followers 1

    Followers of 10,000 Butts In 10 Days

    10,000 Butts In 10 Days

    Project 2019-01-31 12:50:41 +1300

     “Tiakina o Tātou Mōana – Care for our Seas”

    Over 10 days, and during Seaweek 2019 (Friday 1st March-Sunday 10th March), I will collect 1,000 littered cigarette butts per day through New Plymouth city, beaches and parks (10,000 in total).

    10,000 butts, say whaaatttt?!?!

    And WHY?

    Because I love the ocean and the earth so much, that I want to protect what I love. I want to see the earth and the oceans healthy and thriving and I want my children and my children's children and the future of the earth to be plastic pollution free. We are all kaitiaki of this land - this is my way of caring for the earth.

    It is estimated that trillions (yes trillions) of cigarette butts, make their way into the natural environment yearly. I see this! I do a beach clean most days and there is never a day that I do not see handfulls of butts. 55% of debris found on NZ beach cleans are cigarette butts.

    The reason they are so rampant is that the people who drop them do not realise they are plastic and instead think they are made from paper and so are biodegradable. When infact they are made from a plastic called cellulose acetate and they take 10 years+ to break down (which then they just degrade into the micro 12,000 plastic fibres). To make matters worse they are filled with toxins absorbed from the tobacco which can be deadly to aquatic life.

    This is not a campaign against smoking or smokers, it is a campaign about raising awareness. What we don't know, we don't know. I want to change that part. I want it to be common knowledge and conversation that butts are made from plastic, and that they are one of the biggest contributers of ocean plastic. That way people can then make a choice, and make a change.

    Your Pledge will go toward creating and designing the campaign, starting local in Taranaki, and stretching NZ wide.

    Any pledges over will go toward more advertising with hopes of enough to create a professional video to raise awareness about this pressing issue.

    I will keep the butts afterward for raising awareness, for education, and offering solutions to the butt issue.

    So much love and gratitude to you for making a pledge and supporting this important issue. We are each only one person, but when we work for the common good, acting as the global family that we are; we become a powerful force of change!

    If your'e inspired, please share this project.

    You can find me on Facebook @rethinkingplasticrevolution and Instagram lorella_doherty

    Mauri tu Mauri ora

    Lorella Doherty - Rethinking Plastic Revolution

    Comments

    Thing will be sent out and delivered soon!

    28/02/2019 at 6:27 PM

    Kia ora all you wonderful people,

    I had been waiting patiently, (hopefully), for the PledgeMe crew to let me know details of all you beautiful people who have pledged on this campaign, every day watching the days go by!

    And finally today I asked, as tomorrow is D-day and I am glad I did as there was a glitch and I was never sent your details!

    So over the next week I will be delivering and postiing your goodies, letting the places know who has won what so that they can contact you directly (Raglan Coconut Yoghurt reward), and if you pledged on a Free Coffee your name will be on a list there now, so go enjoy!!

    All others I will be in touch with in the next week for some of the more obsure rewards!

    Many thanks for your patience.

    Tomorrow is the first day of pickups so I will do an update on how I am going over the weekend, I am both nervous and excited!!!

    I can not thank you enough for the support you have shown me, without the backing from you all, pledging for this to make it happen I would not be this far along so THANK YOU!!!

    Kindest wishes, Lorella

    The Movie Is Going Ahead!!

    16/02/2019 at 5:18 PM

    SO PRETTY MUCH THE MOST EXCITING NEWS FOR ME (if you did not catch any of my other posts).

    You know how my dream result for the 10,000 butts in 10 days campaign was to create a movie that can be shared far and wide to raise awareness that butts are harmful plastic?

    WELL! The movie is happening!!

    New Plymouth District Council are working with me to create it! And filming will start while I am doing my pick ups (which is in less than two weeks)!!

    I have spent two days writing the script, which I canned it all after waking up at 3am last night with the whole script in my head and it's perfect!

    Thank you all so much again for helping me to make this happen! Without your support with the Pledgeme campaign, whether you donated products for rewards, you pledged, you shared my campaign or simply liked it or sent me happy thoughts. It has all made this happen! More pledges and rewards are still available until tomorrow night at 6pm, or vote for me for Ocean Champion so that I may win the $500 prize to go toward this project, as the more I have to work with, the further I can spread it.

    https://seaweek.org.nz/ocean-champion-2019-challenges/

    The council have also said they can help with spreading it throughout Taranaki, so it will be the NZ wide thing which will be my next step and these wondering funds which will help that happen!

    Soooo pumped!

    So much love and gratitude for you all, for the Earth and for our beautiful moana xxx

      Franziska von Hunerbein
      2019-02-17 17:56:50 +1300

      "I love your projects!!!"

      Amanda
      2019-02-17 13:48:18 +1300

      "Love your work❤️"

      Joss
      2019-02-17 08:30:03 +1300

      "Thanks so much Lorella for your Love and the way you are helping us see how connected we all are."

      Anonymous pledger
      2019-02-17 08:23:59 +1300

      "..this is one of the most common, yet least favourite thing to pick up.. so much appreciated how many of them you'll be removing.. important project to make more awareness for.. All the best. DSIDE"

      Anonymous pledger
      2019-02-17 08:20:38 +1300

      "..DSIDE."

      Anonymous pledger
      2019-02-15 10:51:14 +1300
      Cristie
      2019-02-15 08:38:55 +1300

      "Love your work - raising awareness and cleaning the beach at the same time ❤️"

      Carli Rogers
      2019-02-14 19:01:16 +1300
      Peter
      2019-02-14 15:55:26 +1300
      Penny
      2019-02-14 07:37:37 +1300

      "So much Aroha and support for this Lorella <3"

      Nic Roderick
      2019-02-13 22:19:49 +1300

      "Awesome work Lorella. Hope you achieve your dream :)"

      Anonymous pledger
      2019-02-13 22:07:19 +1300

      "I love your passion for sharing your knowledge with the wider community. On behalf of everyone and this special planet of ours, thank you x"

      Lizaan Hale
      2019-02-12 11:45:36 +1300
      Helen
      2019-02-11 20:23:22 +1300
      Marilyn Park
      2019-02-11 16:41:31 +1300

      "Pledged with love to a very wise woman xxx "

      Julia Wilson
      2019-02-11 09:17:28 +1300
      Michelle Doherty
      2019-02-10 22:42:19 +1300

      "Go Lols, you are doing an amazing job - thank you for cleaning up the beaches and raising awareness! "

      Anonymous pledger
      2019-02-06 16:49:07 +1300
      C Grace Lewis
      2019-02-06 14:28:09 +1300

      "Thank you Lorella for doing such wonderful work in raising awareness!"

      Erin
      2019-02-06 14:12:47 +1300
      Heidi
      2019-02-06 09:32:56 +1300
      Steve Ponga
      2019-02-06 07:09:49 +1300
      Sam Mortensen
      2019-02-05 13:07:18 +1300

      "GO LORELLA!! Love your work. xo"

      Anonymous pledger
      2019-02-04 20:16:41 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2019-02-04 16:35:00 +1300

      "Good on you Lorella!! "

      Cassie Hart
      2019-02-04 13:32:41 +1300

      "Good luck, great goal! I had no idea they were plastic until you let me know (not that I smoke, so haven't given it much thought!)"

      Shari
      2019-02-04 13:11:21 +1300

      "Inspirational Lorella!! 💜"

      Anonymous pledger
      2019-02-04 12:51:24 +1300

      "Go Lols!! Proud of you!"

      Followers of 10,000 Butts In 10 Days

      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 17/02/2019 at 6:00 PM.