Weekly Newsletter | San Diego Rotary Club
The Shore Buddies founder is doing important and awesome things! On July 15, 2021, Malte was invited to speak at the San Diego Rotary Club. This club is just a branch that belongs to a much larger service organization called Rotary International. Their stated purpose is “to bring together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian service and to advance goodwill and peace around the world.” Rotary International believes in service over self and is committed to bettering the world through its philanthropic work.
Malte was asked to present at one of the club’s weekly meetings to spread knowledge about the environmental damage happening in our oceans and how Shore Buddies is combatting these harmful effects. For example, by 2050, there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish. With their business backgrounds and philanthropic inclinations, the San Diego Rotary Club boasts influential people who care for the environment and want to support Shore Buddies on our mission to save marine life and keep plastics out of the ocean.
With great enthusiasm, Malte spoke to over 100 leaders about the impact plastic has on our oceans, bringing sustainability into play, and the Shore Buddies mission. He also discussed how he founded the mission-driven company and explained why plastic was such a threat to the oceans and marine life. The problem with plastic is that it just doesn’t go away, so we must find ways to reuse it to ensure it doesn’t end up in our oceans. As Malte always says, “protection starts with education,” so we must be educating future generations on how to protect some of the most vulnerable populations- and what is a better way to do that than with stuffed animals!
Thank you to the San Diego Rotary Club for inviting the Shore Buddies founder to spread awareness about the importance of keeping our beaches and oceans plastic-free.