I believe that we all have an impact on our natural world and small changes can influence huge culture shifts.
Blue Planet Effect and Drowning in Plastic have helped to get waste problems into the press but there is still not enough chat about practical solutions that will work sustainably in the long term.
There is no waste in nature and we should take nature’s lead to look for circular solutions. It is not a straight forward problem or solution but I have the ability to cut through the confusion and present to you the facts, without re-inventing the wheel.
What is Talking Rubbish all about?
I have created this platform to give a voice to the campaigners, educators, scientists, artists, adventurers, product designers, brands, celebrities and every day heroes to shout about the work they do, the solutions they propose and how you can follow their footsteps to recreate grass roots projects in your community.
I will also be providing some free toolkits for you to improve your waste footprint at work and day to day tips and advice.
As a passionate advocate for the ocean there will be an ocean slant but this problem is not confined to the ocean. Its source is us, every day, every where so expect to hear from a variety of people as I build this resource.
I am the plastics campaign manager for Incredible Oceans, formerly WhaleFest.
I have been volunteering with this amazingly inspiring team for almost four years now. I have leaned so much and met amazing people. Without Incredible Oceans I would not be on the path I am on today. While it sometimes seems that not a lot is going on, there is sooooo much happening in the background. Get in touch if you are interested in learning more.
British Canoeing Ambassador
I am so honoured to have been chosen as a women’s ambassador for British Canoeing. I took up paddle boarding when my mum was in recovery a couple of years ago. I had never been in a sea kayak until Paddle Pickup last August 2017 and now I love it! In August this year, I went on expedition with Evoke Adventure in the Norwegian Lofoten Islands which totally blew my mind and was something last year I never thought I would be capable of doing. 10 days in the wilderness was totally epic, I paddled for longer than I thought I could and did open water crossings I never thought I could and met the most amazing people. I hope I can inspire more women to take up paddling. It truly is never too late to start something new!
I am now planning my adventures for 2019. Watch this space.
In May I completed my latest expedition to raise awareness about plastic pollution. I am stoked that #BluePlanetEffect has drawn so much attention to this issue and that many adventurers have chosen to draw the spotlight to it. For me, it is time to start focussing on the solutions. I ensured that the waste we collected was recycled where possible or reused. You can read about what we found and what we did with it here. Watch this space for more opportunities to join on the next kayak clean up with Evoke Adventure!
This year we raised almost £1000 for Surfers Against Sewage. As one of the organisations leading the way for avoidable plastic reduction I am continuing to support them. Please click the link below to donate direct to SAS. I hugely appreciate your support.