Mud Island is a Wildlife Sanctuary in Moreton Bay, off Brisbane in Australia. Although only inhabited by birds, it has become littered with rubbish.
Enter the OCEAN CRUSADERS, who give their time to clear rubbish from such important sites. They have already cleared 580 Kgs.
My daughter, Tenpin, is the one in the middle. Well done to all those who get their hands dirty doing such essential work. No gluing herself to a lamp-post in Oxford Street; she gets on with the job!
Cleaning the ocean habitats is very important. More about it should be in the news.
I agree. And more said of those who actually do it.Delete
Good on Tenpin! Are her middle names Bowling and Alley? Nice to have you back Lord Magnon of Magnonshire. I wondered where you had gone.ReplyDelete
She, and her husband, Crown Green, will be very amused by your comment.Delete
A daughter to be proud of :)ReplyDelete
Aye, she's a good lass.Delete
Good to see you back! Tenpin is to be commended for her efforts. Ocean debris is a problem worldwide. You must be very proud.ReplyDelete
And she hadn't even told me about it. I cane across the photo on her Facebook page.Delete
Good to see someone doing something rather than using resources, messing the place up and suggesting it's somebody else's problem to solve.ReplyDelete
I'd rather the company of 'doers', rather than 'moaners'.Delete
It's a Sisyphus task with unfortunately little result. A structurally problem. As long as our societies are based on more growth and always more profit nothing will change.ReplyDelete
It WILL change if people are either conscious of throwing away their rubbish, or do something about clearing it up.Delete
Indeed. But they won't... as Lou said, society is based on growth and profit and until people are able to be satisfied with what they've got and not keep buying 'stuff' then it'll never change.Delete
That can certainly be said for a good percentage of the population, but there are plenty who care.Delete
I think this exchange sums up precisely the issues. What I don't like is the sense of futility in them. Is it enough? No. Not on it's own, I suppose, but somebody begins doing, and is lauded, and perhaps more will begin doing. Perhaps one day our efforts WILL be enough. Every journey begins with one small step. Be the change you want to see in our world.Delete
The rubbish in the oceans is coming from people cruising around, container ships etc. as long as people are not personally concerned they will not change. Look how people are protesting when cars are forbidden in the town centers. The Himalaya mountains are so full with trash we can hardly imagine. We need a radical changing.ReplyDelete
Hear hear, well said Lou!Delete
I used to use the cross channel ferries very often, and on every trip I saw them tip all their rubbish into the sea. One day divers will have a field-day finding all those bottles, etc, several feet thick between Newhaven and Dieppe.Delete
Well done to your daughter. She probably got a good education.ReplyDelete
She was brung-up proper.Delete
Well done Tenpin!ReplyDelete
She's a good gal.Delete
Good to see you back here again Cro, and with a good news story today. I admire Tenpin for taking action.ReplyDelete
She's also a diver, so seeing all the rubbish on the seabed really annoys her.Delete
My grandson is 16 and twice a month he is picking up rubbish together with a little group of friends in Berlin Parks. It's never ending and got worse since corona ,people buy hotdogs, pizzas ,Coffee to go and throw away without caring. There are bins but walking 50m seems to be too much.Delete
Good for him. He will be making a difference!Delete
I am appalled that birds have dropped all their rubbish on Mud Island, but good on Tenpin and others for clearing away the rubbish.ReplyDelete
Pre Covid I used to pick up other people's rubbish and put it in bins. I probably should start doing so again.
We have a bin-men strike here, and rubbish is everywhere, so I'm picking up bits and pieces everywhere.Delete
I simply can't understand why some people think they can throw their rubbish anywhere. What do they think happens to it? Thankfully there are others willing to clean it up, but it still needs action at national and global level to reduce it in the first place.ReplyDelete
Tasker, a lot of people do NOT "think".Delete
I don't believe people drop litter with ill intent. They just do. Which is why, occasionally, I will ask the droppers: "Who do you think will be clearing up after you?" As I come across as friendly and approachable I am usually met with a moment of consternation - then a light bulb moment. Works every single time. The Angle, my son, marvels at the fact that, so far, no one has yet rearranged my face.
I do admire the likes of Cro's daughter. However, I sometimes think, and it's strange since I am a pretty charitable person "Let them sink in their own rubbish. DO NOT clear up after them." Obviously, I do realize, that's, for the rest of us, not exactly viable - but still. It's the thought that counts.
Sorry, that should read the Angel though he does have more than one angle too.Delete
Re the rubbish strike, Cro. I thought of you prior to your arrival back in England. What a welcome.ReplyDelete
Each Council does their own thing. My neighbourhood is, largely, lucky. All neat and tidy down here. Brighton? By, all accounts, not so much. Bring on the rats. At least pest control will make a few bobs.
I haven't seen any rats yet, but the foxes and Seagulls are out in force. It's like one big free restaurant for them. They dine on burgers and chips like there's no tomorrow,Delete
One can only hope that the rubbish collected is given to an authority who then properly disposes of it. I would hate to think of these folk's efforts being again 'lost at sea'.ReplyDelete
Yes, it would be disposed of correctly.Delete
The harbour here gets cleared most years. It's incredible the stuff they find down there. Good for Tenpin for helping to clear the seabed. A woman of actionReplyDelete
And she didn't even tell us that she was doing it. I like that. Discreet!Delete
Caring Tenpin …. Apparently, Prince George is cleaning up rubbish everyday with his school and he can’t understand why it’s all back again the next day ?!ReplyDelete
Welcome back to the U.K. both of you …. Hope you’re settling in…. does it feel strange ? XXXX
It feels wonderful.Delete
Good on Tenpin, and her dad.ReplyDelete
She does her bit!Delete