LitterHERO ambassadors are people just like you with families, day jobs and many different interests. They all have one thing in common: they don't love litter and they decided in one way or another to take action. Here are some LitterHERO Ambassadors from around the world!
Miguel Lacerda / Portugal
Miguel is a seasoned world sailor, diver, photographer, TEDx speaker, published author and has been tirelessly cleaning up the beach and sea bed of his native Cascais for the last decades and has mostly been at it alone or with a handful of friends.
His first hand experience of the massive impact of plastic pollution on the ocean pushed him to start taking trash into his own hands, to help turn things around.
He is just concluding a detailed survey of his waste collecting to submit to the European Union in order to move on an EU wide coastal clean up and waste prevention agenda.
Diana Villar / Portugal
Diana has two full time occupations as the Administrator of a medical supplies company and a mother, but that hasn't stopped her commitment to helping clean up the global litter pandemic, by acting locally.
She has been the driving force behind our social media outreach and an events organizer in her home town of Cascais, where the stunning beaches are also victims to plastic tides.
Diana decided that it was time to take matters into her own hands and start the clean up initiatives in her own back yard.
Francis Mollet / Indonesia
Francis lives in Bali near the sea and is a long time surfer so he has first hand experience of the ocean litter problem.
As a teacher at the International Green School he is a regular attendee at school-organised and privately-organised beach clean ups. Francis started to investigate ways to get his students to become aware and activated.
Through surfing, enterprise, practical arts and science, along with some super colleagues and local organisations, he is turning his students in ocean ambassadors.
Jocelyn Beresh / USA
Jocelyn is a hippie mother of three boys and a full time preschool and day care teacher. She grew up in a mindful household, where wastefulness was kept to a minimum and as a parent, this is something that is important to pass on to her own children. In her own words "When I got a job working with children, I never imagined how quickly the passion to protect this planet for future generations would ignite within me. I suddenly had a platform where my influence could make a difference."
She is currently developing a recycling initiative to benefit her day care program, and has been advising local businesses about how to bring TerraCycle into their offices.
Jocelyn also is a board member of the local Washington County Affiliate Chapter of Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful.
It doesn't take too much to be a LitterHERO Ambassador. Just a burning desire to help turn the tide on waste, plastic pollution and littering. You can become an Ambassador by simply following our principles and actively helping to spread the word to really make a positive impact.