Aussies love the beach and the ocean probably as much as they love the sunshine. This is a part of everyone’s life and is something that we know will continue for the generations to come. Unfortunately, the more people go to the beaches, the more rubbish and waste are left behind at the end of the day.
We baby boomers are concerned about this and want to do something to help. We regularly organise beach clean ups and rehabilitation programs in order to leave a mark in this generation. We want to be known as people who care about the kind of world we will leave to our children and grand children. Some of the notable projects we have done is setting up rubbish stations which are divided into biodegradable, non-biodegradable and one bin for recyclable materials. These can be located in strategic areas of beaches and public parks and helps minimise littering in these public areas.
We are also one of the first groups to respond in case of environmental emergencies such as forest fires and oil spills. Our group, although small, can also be counted for support in activities that concern animals and the environment in general. These coming months, the group will be planning additional beach clean up programs. The plans are extensive and members will be coming in from different areas. To help keep files and other materials organised, we use cloud storage in Australia. Instead of sending emails with dozens of bulky files, attachments and images, we just keep everything on cloud storage for easy access. We just share the files or folders to the concerned members and they can access or download it from anywhere – even on their smartphones or tablets. It is also a good way to back up date from your personal computers or laptops. You just never know when these things will bog down, so better be safe than sorry.
People have this general impression that baby boomers are nothing but party goers and spoiled brats who are well past the prime of their lives. What most people don’t realise is that we want to give back more to this world than we have ever received from it. It’s a big effort, but we do try.