Action Optimist People
Action Optimist began as a family adventure holiday project. We had some resources, outdoor skills, time. As we talked about our plans, friends stepped up to join us.
Calum, Amy and I would especially like to thank Anika, Adam, Toby, Angie, Matt, Mike, Lacey, Paul, Graham, Emma, Hazel, Donald, Jackie, Lachlan, Laura, Jess, Colin, Mags, John and Bumble. We could not have succeeded last summer without you and it certainly would not have been as fun! Also thanks to our friends at Nairn Sailing Club, who trialled the project with us on the first day, and loaned us the club's training Optimist dinghies. Over the following two weeks, we surveyed and removed well over a ton of manmade waste from inaccessible coastlines around Scotland. And we had the best time!
We'd also like to thank Brooke, Garphie, Pippa and Rebecca for their enthusiastic input; and of course all our beach cleaners and SAS Plastic Free Lymington friends and supporters.
We have come to realise that Action Optimist people are everywhere. It's all of us who care enough to do something to help the environment. It's all of us who are absolutely determined to write a happier future for our planet. We are here to do all we can to drag this stuff out of the sea, but also to swap ideas with fellow adventure environmentalists around the world and strengthen our community through creative positive action.