those who do something and not just talk about it


Almost Self-Reliant
Oct 24, 2019
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mid-Michigan, USoA
sometimes instead of looking at negative stuff all the time or talking about things that make little to no difference i'm so glad i can find people who are actually trying to do something about the poor state of the world:

The Ocean Cleanup

they have their first project continuing to make progress but also have another project which is intercepting trash in rivers before it even reaches the ocean. which will be a huge impact.

from their research on rivers they say 100,000 rivers in the world of which if they can capture the trash in about 1000 of them they will eliminate nearly 80% of the source of plastic in the oceans.

they have already built 4 of them and deployed a few with the goal of having the rest done in five years.

five years. pretty ambitious, but even if they only get part way there each one makes a difference as soon as it is up and running.

if you were a philanthropist and wanted to make a large impact on the world you could help them and leverage your impact by doing matching grants with governments in these places where the worst rivers are at.