Wednesday, 16 June 2010
World Oceans Day
In the wake of the Gulf Oil Spill, we can expect to see an increased interest in sea life conservation as the long clean up campaign continues over the coming months, though it's perhaps a bitter sweet pill that it takes a catastrophe to draw attention to such matters. The Green Warriors of Mati have been taking this matter seriously for some time, and deserve to be applauded for their commitment to raising awareness in their area.. For more information on the group, please make Edwin a friend on Facebook.
Speaking of Facebook, if you haven't heard of her already, I suggest you check out the page of Olivia Bouler, the 11 year old girl whose amazing bird drawings inspired by the wildfowl of the Gulf Coast were offered to those who donated to the National Audubon Society and have so far raised an estimated $100,000 for conservation charities. Olivia herself has now become a world wide media phenomenon covered by newspapers and broadcasters the world over and recently featured in the CBS News segment of one Katie Couric.
It's probably apt therefore, that I give am mention here to the SAS, that's Surfers Against Sewerage by the way, who over a twenty year period have actively campaigned against sewerage and pollution in UK. A not for profit organisation, the group campaign for clean and safe recreational waters, free from sewage effluents, toxic chemicals, marine litter and nuclear waste. They were given a great write up in this weeks weekend Guardian which you can read about here