Thanks to everybody who has mailed wanting to become part of the plastic project, I haven’t been able to respond to you all yet (there are about 900 emails), but I will individually. For those of you who don’t know, our primary role has become to provide an open resource of images that any school on the planet can access, and use in classes to show the affects of plastic pollution, on a local level and then global. Whilst clearing this stuff up, and designing it out in the first place is really important, altering young peoples perceptions of plastic, especially those who live far from the sea, is equally as important, so we don’t continue to make these errors in the future.
We started doing this alone, then we brought on other surf and adventure photographers, and now we want to bring in all of you, if you’d like to be a part of this. The most commonly asked question, or the bit we have to reply to on shots is, exactly what we are looking for. This is important, we want to show plastic pollution in the natural environment, so not beach cleans, head over the the 2 minute crew for that, we need to show it as it is, untouched, in the wild, so we can show everyone what is really going wrong. So as a guidance, check out the shots below, and drop me a line if you’d like to be involved – email@example.com – I will get back to you, I’m trying to answer 40/50 a day at the moment.
If you’d like to help in another way we are trying to raise our annual running cost fee of five thousand pounds by the end of the year, we have about two thousand five hundred from sponsors, but there is the chance for our community to get involved with a £2.50 friend donation. We know we all have pressure on finances so we want no more, and it all goes to the educational project, no one works here, we all do bits voluntarily.
We also do weekend photography workshops that you can find out about HERE