I’m in just one of so many beautiful parts of the world today when we stumbled across this mess. We couldn’t stand by, we had to do something. We all need to act, we must stop supporting companies that are blindly fixated on their profits at the expense of our beautiful planet!🌎 pic.twitter.com/CBG0VD0jOs— Lewis Hamilton (@LewisHamilton) August 7, 2018
Lewis has a private jet.
His lifestyle and employment has an impact on the planet far out of proportion to the average person.
By picking up some plastic off a beach he is raising the profile of this current issue, and has been praised for it.
Are many geographers also 'guilty' of teaching about the virtues of particular activities, but not backing it up with their own lifestyle or day-to-day actions?Yes @LewisHamilton! Thank you for shining a global light on #plasticpollution. It will take a huge team effort to solve such a huge issue, but we're optimistic that one day we'll see #PlasticFreeCoastlines! Get involved here: https://t.co/RFjhvEUHSI— SurfersAgainstSewage (@sascampaigns) August 7, 2018
A reminder of the importance of geographical thinking... Here's Peter Jackson on this sort of thing...
The power of geographical thinking from The Geographical Association on Vimeo.