Geoffrey – Age 68

“I used to work at the University of Sussex and now I do this and guided walks. It’s glorious to do something for the community and it’s enjoyable. I have a property in Wales and I am known there as the ‘Englishman who picks up the litter’.”

I worked at the University of Sussex, a retired geography lecturer. I used to do local studies, local history, local landscaping studies. It’s great being out doing things. It’s glorious to be able to do something for the community and it’s enjoyable.

I hate litter. I have a property in Wales and when I’m up there my title is ‘the English man who picks up the litter’. I also do fundraising for the group, once I month I do a guided walk around Sussex. There’s five nature reserves I support. I’m not very practical but I can talk to people and raise money. I think that people these days need to do more in their communities. It’s up to locals that if you value something you need to do something about it. It would be nice to think someone else will do it, but someone needs to go out there, keep the paths clear and safe and educate people. 

 I think young people are getting divorced from the reality of nature.