14 Jun, 24

Olivia’s presentation sheds light on the obstacles encountered when striving to maintain a wholesome way of life along our rural rivers. The contamination of these waterways not only jeopardises the well-being of the local wildlife but also pollutes the very air we breathe. This pressing concern emphasises the immediate necessity for measures to safeguard our surroundings and uphold our overall health.

The demonstration by Olivia serves as a stark reminder of the myriad challenges faced in upholding a balanced lifestyle in the serene countryside settings along our rivers. The pollution of these water bodies not only endangers the various species of wildlife that call them home but also results in the contamination of the very air we rely on. This urgent predicament underscores the critical need for proactive steps to be taken in order to conserve our environment and ensure the protection of public health.

Olivia’s illustration brings to the forefront the complexities involved in maintaining a state of wellness amidst the picturesque landscapes of our rural river regions. The pollution that pervades these water sources not only poses a direct threat to the biodiversity they support but also taints the air we depend on for vitality. This clarion call for action underscores the immediate imperative to implement strategies aimed at preserving our ecological surroundings and safeguarding the well-being of individuals.

Olivia say’s “I have always enjoyed the outdoors, hiking, swimming and paddle-boarding. Its lovely to see so many people now using these pastimes to improve their physical and mental health. However i have noticed more rubbish and pollution in recent years. We have some beautiful countryside and waterways, please take your rubbish home with you and do all you can to protect the wildlife and the areas you live in.”

A few facts………….

Only 14% of rivers in the UK have a good ecological status !

The Ganges river in India is top of the list of most polluted rivers in the world.

River & Lakes are susceptible to the effects of air pollution, because many toxic elements fall from the sky.

‘Without our river friends, the areas that we live in will lose their natural beauty and essence. It is important to protect and preserve our rivers, as they play a crucial role in our ecosystem and provide us with so much. Let’s work together to ensure that our river friends are taken care of and that our environment remains healthy and thriving.’

Most contaminants come from the overflow of sewage and unsustainable farming, which seeps into our rivers. This pollution poses a significant threat to the health of ecosystems and the well-being of communities living near contaminated water sources. Efforts must be made to address and prevent this contamination to protect our environment and public health.

When pollutants are introduced into the water, the oxygen that river creatures need to survive is taken away. This can have serious consequences for the ecosystem as these creatures rely on oxygen to breathe and thrive. It is important to monitor and reduce the amount of pollutants entering our waterways to ensure the health and survival of river creatures.

Join our efforts by making simple changes in your daily life. Swap out your household chemicals for eco-friendly alternatives, consider growing more organic food at home, and prioritise buying from sustainable farmed sources. Together, we can make a positive impact on the environment and support a more sustainable future.

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