4-year-old eco warrior in Brazil cleans up beaches with zest
25 Jul 2021
Nina Gomes collects garbage in the sea accompanied by her father Ricardo Gomes. Reuters
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Preserving the environment is not easy-peasy. To illustrate. There is a whole lot of rubbish to clear from the beaches. It is not possible on the part of one person to clean up the area. You need a whole team.
Nina Gomes collects garbage on the sea accompanied by her father. Reuters
Well, this is where eco warriors come in handy. They pool in their energies and resources to keep the environment clean.
But what if the eco-friendly resident is just four years old? That would certainly raise eyebrows, and not just from the environment fraternity.
Nina Gomes is an adorable Brazilian girl who does a job girls much older than her normally do: clear plastic from the beaches of her country, or else “fish and turtles die,” she says.
She joins the father in this cleanup act.
Nina Gomes points at an image of a fish accompanied by her father. Reuters
The young girl is a mini defender of the ocean.
Her father established the Institito Mar Urbano to fight marine disasters in Rio de Janeiro.
Her paterfamilias collects garbage from Rio de Janeiro’s Guanabara Bay, while Nina picks up the detritus and puts them into a small mesh net.