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MY STORY

PROTECT WHAT YOU LOVE

Norfolk Beach Cleans was founded by Emma Sturman in January 2021. The group was created to encourage the local community to get involved in looking after the environment with litter picking activities, predominantly on the beach.

My main reason behind beach cleaning is to protect what I love, which is the ocean, environment and wildlife.

One of my hobbies is scuba diving and so it’s in my interest to reduce the impact litter has on the ocean, not only from a scuba diving point of view but from a survival point of view


Because every second breath of oxygen we breathe comes from the ocean.

If the plastic pollution continues to cause destruction to marine life and the ocean eco-systems, the consequences will be devastating for all life on earth.

It might sound exaggerated and morbid but ultimately this is what would happen and we need to do something about it, NOW!

I organise group beach clean events to remove litter from the environment, but the biggest thing we need to do is reduce our consumption of single use plastic and this is where the government and manufacturers need to take action and implement change!


Norfolk Beach Cleans has received a lot of support towards the cause since starting group beach clean events on 23rd May 2021.

In September 2021, Norfolk Beach Cleans was officially registered as a Not-For-Profit CIC (community interest company).

The community response has been very positive and it's clear to see that beach cleaning is something people want to get involved in and be a apart of, making a difference to the local area.

My biggest supporter has been my company, Pharos Marine Automatic Power, where they made a very generous donation in the early stages of the charity, to help towards funding essential equipment for the cause.

My main job is as an Electrical Design Engineer, Monday to Friday and in my free time on the weekends, I host beach clean events for the community to get involved in.

MORE ABOUT ME:

What I Do And What I've Achieved

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AWARDS & RECOGNITION

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OTHER PROJECTS

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Q&A: ASK ME ANYTHING

Beach Cleaning

OTHER VOLUNTEERING

As well as volunteering my time hosting beach cleans, I am also:
* A volunteer with Caister Community Larder, created by the Caister Cares group. Founded in 2022 to help the Caister Community with food parcels, as before they were having to collect from locations out of the village!
* A Seal Warden for Friends of Horsey Seals (FoHS) - between Oct 2019 - 2021.
* A Marine Mammal Medic for British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) - between April 2019-2023.

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