Jonathan Jensen and his family have been disturbed by the amount of litter found in the rivers around Bloemfontein, so he is calling the town to action.
Bloemfontein, South Africa – Jonathan Jensen has created a video to call his town to action. Living in the city of Bloemfontein, he has noticed a scary build-up of litter in the rivers and across the city. In the 10 minute walk through the town, he highlights several problem areas that need immediate attention.
While his video shows the severe nature of the litter pollution in Bloemfontein, he ends of encouraging the population within the town to do more. He initiated the 20TrashDash, where he encourages people to walk just 20 metres and collect all the trash on that route.
Jensen took his kids out to the river to show them how harmful the pollution was and to encourage them to be better. Over the next few days, the town had heavy rains and all the litter from the first day had washed downstream towards connecting rivers that eventually open up to the ocean.
He feels like any efforts being done by people outside of Bloemfontein to combat plastic pollution is being undone by the city. He has even challenged the municipality to step up and get involved with the clean-up efforts.
So this is the challenge, go out with friends and family, walk 20 metres and collect all the litter you find on the small stretch. This challenge isn’t Bloemfontein specific; he hopes it will spread to other towns that have a pollution problem.
Take a look at his call-to-action below.