Roz Savage reveals TrashMobs campaign to clean up UK beaches and waterways
Ocean rowing record-holder Roz Savage is set to embark on a new challenge this summer, and is hoping to gather 100,000 signatures on an e-petition to clean up British beaches and waterways along the way.
The X-year-old explorer recently announced her ‘TrashMobs’ campaign – an ‘anti-trash dash’ across the UK by bicycle and kayak, collecting litter and gather signatures as she goes.
In October, Roz became the first woman to row solo across the three biggest oceans in the world –Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian.
In the past six years, she has spent over 500 days alone at sea, rowing 15,000 miles and pulling well over five million oar-strokes.
However, this summer she plans to swap her oars for a bike and a paddle to raise awareness of water pollution in the UK.
The current plan for TrashMobs will see Roz travel from London to John O’Groats by kayak, from John O’Groats to Lands End by bicycle, and back to London by kayak.
On the way, she hopes to gather the necessary 100,000 signatures to see her petition debated in the House of Commons.
While the exact wording of the petition has yet to be revealed, it will be ‘some form of call to drastically reduce the amount of single-use plastics ending up in landfill and in the oceans,’ Roz explains on her blog.
For the latest information about Roz’s upcoming challenge, and to find out more about how you can get involved, visit www.rozsavage.com.