A year is a chance for many people to move forward in their personal or professional lives.
But 70-year-old environmental activist Pat Smith spent her year trying to clean up the beaches in Cornwall and Devon, where she grew up.
Smith spent a whole year cleaning up trash on 52 beaches. He had a bunch of trash bags, rubber gloves, and a special stick for picking up trash.
Smith’s care for the environment is admirable, but she also helps herself by doing what she does.
She joked that people should clean up the beaches instead of paying for fitness classes.
Not only is it free, but it also helps people stay in shape and is good for the environment.
Rarely can one person get so much done in such a short amount of time.
But Smith’s drive to clean up the beaches near where she lives is an example for all of us.
It’s a good reminder that small things can make a big difference when a lot of people do them.
Smith’s work shows how powerful individual actions can be and how important it is to take care of our environment.
Her hard work to clean up the beaches in Cornwall and Devon has not only made these places look better, but it has also helped keep them in good shape for future generations.
Let’s all take a page from Smith’s book and try to make a positive difference in our own way for the environment.