Since moving to the North Cape and coming face to face with the ugly reality of ocean pollution, I’ve asked myself what I can do as an individual to fight this gigantic problem, and help raise awareness.
The amount of trash that’s washed up on the local coastlines is astounding.
Trash washed up at Fakkelbergbukta, Nordkapp, Norway
Countless hikes to beaches riddled with trash helped me make the decision to start a project called One Step at a Time – Cleaning up the Coast.
So far we’ve collected 670 shoes and we have a goal of 1,000- all of which will be used in artwork created by local artists of all ages. The resulting exhibition will raise awareness and funds to clean up the North Cape coastline.
Recently the project had some postive plublicity, with an interview aired on NRK’s regional news for Finmmark and Troms. I was honored to be asked to share about One Step at a Time. Here’s the video link if you’re interested in seeing some of the 670 shoes that have been collected, as well as hear Norwegian spoken with and extremely thick American accent :) Click on number 9 “Skosamleren”, which means “The Shoe Collecter”.
Sko Samleren/The Shoe Collector
And if you want to follow the progress of the project, please “like”our facebook page. It’s written in English and Norwegian.
One Step at a Time Facebook Page