Weʼve raised £1,958 to Paddle 12 marathons across Europe on paddle boards made of plastic bottles; and teach local communities how to build plastic bottle boards.
- 12 locations in Europe
- Funded on Monday, 5th June 2017
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Launching on World Ocean's Day, 8th June 2017, Carlos and Carolyn will paddle 12 marathons across Europe on their PLASTIC BOTTLE Paddle Boards; and in every marathon location, they will teach the local community how to build a paddle board out of plastic bottles.
Raise awareness of plastic pollution in rivers and the ocean
Encourage more people to participate in stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) by making it affordable for all
Be the first people to complete a marathon on a plastic bottle SUP board.
Stand up paddle boarding is fast becoming one of the most popular water sports. It is a great way to connect to nature whilst keeping fit and healthy in a fun way. You can paddle almost anywhere - on rivers, lakes and the ocean and anyone can have a go… if they can afford it. We want to show people how easy it is to build a really stable board out of plastic bottles.
There is growing awareness of the issue of plastic pollution in the ocean; by 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish by weight (World Economic Forum). Although plastic can be recycled, only 24% of the five million tonnes of plastic used in the UK every year is recycled or re-used. This needs to change. We will be taking 120 bottles out of the environment every time we build a board.
As teachers and sports lovers, both Carlos and Carolyn want to inspire children and adults to participate in SUP, a beautiful sport that allows people to experience the joy of walking on water, whilst connecting to nature. We believe SUP should be accessible to everyone, no matter what your background.
We also want to bring people together to look after the environment. Sadly, when you paddle, it won’t be too long before you see plastic and other pollution floating in the water. The impact has a lasting effect and will make you want to do something about it.
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May 23, 2017
Good luck Carolyn and Carlos - the whole Enjoy team are rooting for you! xx
Annabelle & Anthony
May 18, 2017
Good luck!! Will be thinking of you lots Xxx
May 9, 2017
May 8, 2017
Good luck Carolyn - lovely to see you face on FB !x Vicki
May 8, 2017
Awesome work! Hope to meet the two of you in Paris!
May 8, 2017
Best of luckBarbara and don
Charlie and Rich
May 7, 2017
An important cause - well done guys
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Carlos and Carolyn
12 locations in Europe
Carlos and Carolyn are a Brazilian/British couple who love sports and care deeply about the environment. They are both teachers with a passion for educating others about the problems of plastic pollution and encouraging people to live a healthy, active lifestyle.