This is my greenest student on earth video
What I say in the video
Hi my name is Liva I’m 10 years old and I have lived in Bali my whole life. In this video I want to show you why I think I am the greenest student in the world. Last month I went snorkeling. It was a lot of fun but it made me sad that there was a lot of rubbish in the ocean. That gave me the idea to make an underwater rubbish collection bag. When I researched, I found out that there is over 14 billion pounds of trash dumped into the ocean each year! This kills more then 1 million sea birds and 100,000 mammals and sea turtles every year! This makes me want to make a difference in the ocean. I thought about how many snorkelers and divers go in the ocean each day. If all those people picked up a piece of trash or even better a whole bag, imagine what a difference that could do. So I have designed a bag that you can put trash in when you’re snorkeling or diving. My bag is made out of mesh material and has a belt that can be adjusted to fit most people. It comes with a glove to pick up dirty trash and scissors to cut rope stuck on coral. It has a pocket and a draw sting to close the bag. It will have project aware logo on the pocket. After I made the prototype I had a meeting with Else and Minni who is the owner of “Crystal divers” PADI diving school. I also met with Dave who worked for Project Aware for many years. We discussed the design of the bag and the possibility to work together with Crystal Divers and Project Aware. I also E-mailed Project AWARE to tell about my idea. They were all very excited about my prototype and loved my project. They agreed to test my bags, help sell them and to launch my bags at their next “Dive against debris” Action, where divers get together to clean rubbish in the ocean. The next meeting is in June, which gives me time to finalize design and sort out production and funding. I will give the profit from selling the bags, to project aware, to help them clean up the sea and help the ocean animals. In the future I hope to get help from PADI to convince divers and snorkelers around the world to use my bags. I would also like to try and make my bags out of recycled nets and to create a small brochure to accompany the bag, which gives facts about the importance of the ocean. I hope to inspire people to want to do something and make them realize that even a single person can do a lot. Like Margaret Mead said; “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.