Founder, Paddle Against Plastic
Cal is a stand up paddle boarder, surfer, ocean lover, vet and founder of Paddle Against Plastic. Increasingly upset by the amount of plastic waste she was finding in the ocean, she wanted to connect people to the harm that it was causing, and empower people to make positive changes to help prevent it. So she turned to adventure and last year stand up paddle boarded the entire Cornish coast in a bid to demonstrate the problems surrounding single use plastic water bottles; a 260 mile epic ocean voyage in overhead swell, gale force wind, fog, rain and treacherous tides. This year she became the first woman to circumnavigate the Isle of Skye’s 400 miles of wild and unforgiving coastline on stand up paddle board, solo, to show how we can protect our environment from the threat of single use plastic.
The severity of plastic pollution is critical with estimates suggesting that by 2050 there will be more plastic in the sea than fish; plastic pollution is an environmental and social justice issue and a global treaty is needed to tackle the problem (WEF). The adventure community worldwide is playing an integral role in driving this […]