02 Mar Essex Woman To Row Atlantic To Combat Plastic Pollution
In December this year, Chelmsford born and bred Susan Ronaldson along with two fellow team mates will take on the extraordinary challenge of rowing 3,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean to raise awareness of plastic pollution.
Susan and her fellow rowers Caroline Wilson and Jess Rego will take on the gruelling 50 day Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge in an attempt to become the fastest, and second ever female trio to row across the Atlantic.
The trio are supporting the Marine Conservation Society’s ‘Clean Seas’ programme and with each stroke of the oar they hope to inspire one less bottle dropped, and one less piece of plastic washing up on our shores.
Susan is taking on this challenge inspired by the idea that life is precious and wanting to make every day count. Raised in a nautical family in Essex, Susan is drawn to the sea and passionately believes in preserving our beautiful blue planet.
The trio are supporting the Marine Conservation Society’s ‘Clean Seas’ programme which aims to track the health of our seas, identify key sources of pollution and develop innovative solutions for cleaning it up.
It is estimated that by 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish. With each stroke of the oar they hope to inspire one less bottle dropped, and one less piece of plastic washing up on our shores.