On Saturday 29th of June, while everyone is enjoying their Imnarja celebrations, at some family picnic or barbecue, five Maltese swimmers will be attempting to swim along the perimeter of all of Gozo, which is 35 km in length, in under 11 hours.
They’ll start swimming at 3 a.m, with the aim of finishing at 6pm.
The #WaveofChange is here and Neil Agius, Richard Zerafa, Andrew Azzopardi, Steven Grech and Hannah Cutajar are taking on this challenge to raise awareness on how the use of single-use toxic plastics is affecting our gorgeous Maltese sea.
They’re a dream team in the making, with Neil having represented Malta at the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Andrew and Hannah both having done triathlons, but Hannah having also done an Ironman and being a National Champion. All of them definitely have one thing in common though, their goal is to save Malta’s sea from all the plastic we throw away in it.
The Wave of Change Facebook page shared this video a few days ago that gave us a reality check on how our sea will end up if we don’t do our part!
But you don’t need to swim around Gozo to do your part, as even you can take on the #WaveofChange.
Here’s what you can do
It’s as easy as picking up three pieces of plastic you see in the street and throwing them away. No, really, it’s that easy. Once you do your part, you can nominate three other people to do the same, and the chain keeps going.
Let’s keep Malta green and clean!
Interested in learning more? You can officially sign the pledge from the Wave of Change Malta website and get e-mail updates while you’re at it.