Every Little Counts (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla)
There are many ways to adopt a proactive attitude towards understanding our environment focused on making with our actions an improvement in the state of our symbiotic coexistence.
Some of us try our best with research and communication. Others with hand-on initiatives addressing physical localised environmental issues.
The level of attention grasped by all those actions, either by independent researchers like me, or by those local groups taking matters into their hands, is mostly minimal and very often passes unnoticed in the fast paced world full of exchanges of information in the major leagues.
So I want to pay tribute to all those individuals, groups and small entities making their best with the little they have.
I want to use this post to offer my little space in the media to increase the level of exposure that it deserves the activity carried by local groups around the world, and use one in particular as example, from my nearest coast in Galicia-Spain.
The Association is called “Mar de Fabula“.
To meet this goal, they promote the removal of all the marine litter left at the seaside by the storms, by the currents and by the solid spillage from land-based sources to prevent it from returning to the sea. They carry out this work all around the year.
Time ago I exchanged some messages in this blog with one of the Co-founders of the Association, Xose Manuel Barros, in relation with a publication which I focused on discussing the state of the Oceans and the interference from plastics over its function as climatic regulator:
- Could plastic debris, coarse, fine and molecules (polymers), affect oceans functions as climate regulator, CO2 sink, albedo, evaporation…? (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla) Posted 17 July 2014.
Next 21st July 2016 this association will help up a meeting at the CEIDA in Oleiros, A Coruña (Spain). So I want to make my contribution by recognising their effort with this publication and acknowledge what they represent.