Natalie was an inspiration to the students, and her passion for creating a healthier, thriving natural environment was evident throughout the day.
Previously, Clean Coast Collective (CCC) have engaged in a number of highly important initiatives in a quest to clean up the oceans. From September 2014 to March 2015, CCC travelled around the entire Australian coast, during their Trash Surfari, a campaign raising awareness about ocean waste and cleaning up the coastline.
In July 2015, the Trash Tribe initiative unfolded with CCC taking a group of young designers, artists, musicians and environmentalists to remote Chilli Beach in Cape York to conduct a massive beach clean up. They removed roughly 3.1 tonnes of ocean debris and made a film along the way.
During the Jump Start excursion, Natalie gave students some great knowledge about the different types of waste collected, shared her adventures and helped with the logistics of the cleanup.
We'd like to thank Natalie for her time and will post more about our recent cleanup in an upcoming video and blog post. In the meantime check out CCC's Trash Tribe film about their adventure in Cape York.