Our Charity - The Ocean Cleanup
Casper and Axel have environmental solutions at heart which have led to what sort of charity we have decided to work towards! The Ocean Cleanup is the foundation/company that we have decided to collect money for from our rowing. It's a interesting company with great values and achievement which works for clean oceans around the world!
The Ocean Cleanup develops technologies to extract, prevent, and intercept plastic pollution. Boyan Slat is The Ocean Cleanup’s founder who, while diving in Greece at age 16 became frustrated by coming across more plastic bags than fish. He then wondered: "Why can't we clean this up?" He then began his groundbreaking research for a way to clean up the oceans.
In 2012, The Ocean Cleanup Array was awarded Best Technical Design at the Delft University of Technology. Boyan Slat has been recognized as one of the 20 Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs Worldwide (Intel EYE50), and was awarded the Sustainable Entrepreneurship Award in 2014.
We have chosen to row for The Ocean Cleanup for that simple reason that we believe there is hope for the world and that we can change it for the better!
Please read more about their work here www.theoceancleanup.com
Watch Boyans first legendary speech at the TEDx Conference 2012