Entry Motivation: 

I am a 17-year-old environmental activist and entrepreneur. I started doing beach cleanups when I joined Girl Guides at the age of 10.

Since then I have nearly a hundred beach cleanups. I kept seeing the same single use plastic items on the beach and when I saw the video of that turtle with a straw embedded in his nose that was LITERALLY the last straw for me and I decided to do something about it!

I started my own business called SAVE A FISHIE https://saveafishie.co.za/ where I distribute eco-friendly products such as bamboo and metal straws, bamboo toothbrushes, firelighters made from recycled coffee, recycled notebooks and pens and flushable cotton buds. I also raise awareness of the climate crisis and the effects of litter and plastic on our ocean life. I am the president of my schools Interact club. 

In June this year I went on a week long camp in the Eden district where I helped plant 5000 trees. I make eco-bricks. I do whatever I can to help my planet! Every year on Earth Day I run a massive beach cleanup with Girl Guides