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According to WWF (World Wildlife Fund) this is the first generation to be aware of the problem that confronts us and the last generation that can do anything about it. Finally, plastic pollution, along with Climate Change, has become the big, buzz topic of 2019.
Despite many small victories over the years, campaigning for the environment has been a more or less thankless task. Governments NEVER do enough. The problems grow bigger until now, we are drowning in plastic. By 2050 there will be more plastic in the oceans than fish! Now, a grandmother, I decided to give it one more, big push. I cannot sit back and watch our grandchildren’s futures being destroyed. I have launched a new environmental campaign called “We Are the Voice”, enabling our children to have a voice in driving change and innovation. Perhaps, their united voice can make adults listen. It now falls on their shoulders to protect their futures and the future of all living things on this planet. We all need to move Heaven and Earth to clean up our environment and find successful alternatives to plastic.
I brought my campaign idea to local schools. They leapt on board to re-record a song, “We Are the Voice” that I wrote for the World Summit on Sustainable Development (The Earth Summit) in Johannesburg, 2002, The re-recorded version will spearhead our campaign. Originally, myself and my daughter performed it at the opening of the Civil Societies ceremony. We feel its message is even more relevant today.
Follow this link to hear the original song HERE
As well as recording the song, we will be filming the early stages of the campaign to highlight children’s passion for the subject. Once the song is released, we’d love the song to be heard, downloaded, and used for educating, spreading the message and getting choirs all over the country to come together for a regular We Are the Voice event every year. The song could become synonymous with the whole plastic campaign and, sung by children, will hopefully make more of a positive impact on those responsible for implementing change.
The song will be recorded on March 3rd and released for general distribution soon after.
We are also going into schools to ignite the plastic awareness campaign and send 1,000,000 virtual postcards to the producers of children’s plastic goods.
Please find out how you can become involved by visiting our website HERE . You can also help by spreading the word on FACEBOOK. Whatever you can do to help is most appreciated. We are ALL the voice. Only generosity of spirit with each of us contributing a little, can we make a HUGE difference.