So, first off, hello. I just wanted to mention that September 23, Saturday we had an amazing CAS event where we brought a lot of people together in order to collect and plant Mangrove seeds, both for our nursery and directly into the mangrove. Needless to say, this is a huge step. Our first event went amazing, much better than expected even, with around 40 people who were so ready to get dirty and help. That is, of course, without mentioning the crucial help of Connect Ocean, who brought professionals to work and inform the members of our community that showed up about the importance of the mangrove. This was an incredible opportunity, and I want to thank everyone involved.
Now, in reality, this event has a pretty significant community significance. I can guarantee that the parents that came have become very aware of the Mangrove, and a few have reached out to me to learn more. Donnatus, Eden’s father, who was one of our hardest workers, had very constructive feedback for our next events. Pascal, Jade’s father, bumped into me at SurfBox and asked me the story of the mangrove in more detail, as he was telling his friend about the experience. It’s the little things like these that make living in a small community such a powerful tool for change. Word goes around, more and more people get interested and next thing you know you have a legion of people willing to help.
The objective of our “ripple effect” is to recreate that feeling and those results in a local, regional and even global scale. This is an important issue that people simply aren’t aware of, and seeing how interested they are now makes me feel like there is still hope to get change done, as long as we’re willing to put in the effort- and get our hands dirty…
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