“I’ll clean the beach in front of my house.”
“I’ll pick up the trash when I go fishing.”
“Littering causes negative effects. One person’s actions can protect life on this planet.”
“If our trash messes up our planet, it’s our responsibility to clean it up.”
A week ago, I gave a presentation on marine debris to 62 students at a high school in Chiba, Japan. It’s a fishing town, so many of the students are enrolled in the marine science course the school offers.
After the presentation, they wrote pledges. Here is a rough compilation of the results:
32 students: I won’t throw my trash on the ground.
5 students: I’ll use an eco-bag from now.
1 student: I’ll bring my own bottle instead of buying from vending machines.
3 students: I’ll reduce my trash.
4 students: No pledge.
12 students: I’ll pick up trash / clean the ocean.
5 students: I’ll think deeply about my place in the environment.
My favorites are at the top of this post!
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch of you’d like Bag-A-Surf to give a presentation at your school or organisation.