Dhruv Boruah is founder of The Thames Project. He started by focusing on cleaning up the Thames and to raise awareness of plastic pollution – but the project has spread to other communities across the globe.
I find efforts like this to be inspirational. No, he isn’t going to solve the plastic pollution picking up one cup at a time…but he is raising awareness in an innovative way (and getting exercise while doing it).
Perhaps his efforts will lead to 1 less business using Styrofoam cups because they see him pulling them out of the river. Perhaps he will have a greater impact on the problem.
When I see people coming up with innovative ideas to problems (whether providing solutions or raising awareness) I start thinking…how does this translate to my community? Is there something that I can take from his efforts and apply them where I live?
You can find Druhv’s TED talk here: