This week we came together. Surfers, divers and swimmers stood in solidarity to demand action from water companies and their greedy drive to make profit from doing what can only be described as something catastrophically wrong and dangerous.
Sea folk lined the street, donned with banners, flags and signs to shout about what they believe in and it was quite a sight. We at The Scuba News UK attended the based protest along with our pal Cliff Culver from Surfers Against Sewage and marched with intent to be heard and to show people that enough is enough and that in a nutshell it was time to ‘cut the crap!’
We also met up with our wonderful buddy Sarah Elizabeth and her trusted crew from Portsmouth to represent Southsea. She even managed to jump up on stage for a few minutes to tell people how she is pushing for change in her area.
To be able to come together in a safe and well organised environment with a bunch of like minded people is fantastic and the turn out was vastly more than anticipated. The mood of the day was nothing short of epic. People shouted out to the Government, media and water companies for change and demanded action.
Our interaction with the ocean is so precious. Our marine and wildlife is even more precious and none of us want to loose it or risk its survival and so the time is now to stand up and say ‘No more.’
Surfers Against Sewage is a national marine conservation and campaigning charity that inspires, unites and empowers communities to take action to protect the Sea and our blue spaces. They took the lead this week and pulled off a huge event that spoke volumes about how people feel and what they want for all of our future.
Their campaigns include, water quality, sewage and agricultural pollution management. Ocean and climate study support to try to reverse some of the already existing climate crisis/damage done. Reduction in carbon dioxide emissions and promotion of nature based solutions. Ocean recovery and bio diversity support and the most obvious plastic pollution. We were glad to be at the event and thrilled to be standing along side so many like minded people. It felt motivational and right.
We look forward to more events and will be there making our stand alongside others in our watery community.