This last month has been so awesome. I've had a chance to share my message and raise awareness about protecting our planet.
In the month of March and April I spoke at a number of events including: a day long school event about ocean conservation, TEDxWaterloo Youth, a plastics workshop for echo-hydrology professors planned by the University of Waterloo and then last week, I spoke to 1500 students at the Count Me In Conference in Mississauga.
To top it off in the best way, my mom took me to see Rob Stewart's movie, REVOLUTION. It was incredible. I loved Revolution because we see the harm that we are causing and how much this is affecting us, our oceans and marine life.
We see that TIME IS RUNNING OUT and we need everyone of us to join the fight to save our oceans.
We see that the oceans have a thriving role in every part of survival and existence.
We see that without a change, our oceans will disappear. We see that we need to act NOW!
I cried when I watched REVOLUTION (and so did my mom...). I cried when Rob swam with the Whale Sharks. I saw their beauty. I saw their worth, but I also see that these amazing creatures will be gone. I cried during the movie REVOLUTION when I saw youth being rejected for speaking from their hearts, and for caring about our planet. This is NOT right because youth are changing the world. Youth are our future. Youth are our present.
Rob tells us that if we all join together and raise awareness, we will save our planet and our oceans. This is the best message and exactly what our world needs to hear now, on Earth Day and every day.
A Movie to Remember
Dolphin Tale is one of my favourite movies. What happens in the movie is interesting and a bit scary too. Winter, a wild dolphin, gets her tail trapped in a crab trap. A man sees it and calls the Clearwater Aquarium. A boy named Sawyer sees the dolphin too and runs to her side and then cuts her free from the trap. She is really hurt. Winter gets moved to the aquarium where the doctor and his helpers try to save her life. This is where her story begins.
Winter's tail is really infected. If she is going to live, it has to come off. She has to try to swim without it. She gets help and there this is where the story has lots of hope and happiness too.
This movie is a reminder to be kind to our oceans and to keep trying even if it seems impossible. When I watched this movie, it pushed me to try harder and never stop trying to save our oceans and the marine animals that live in it.
If I had to rate this movie, I would give it five out of five stars.
"We never know the worth of water till the well is dry." ~Thomas Fuller, Gnomologia, 1732