Photo comp: John Paul Stevens, Australia
John Paul Stevens
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Favourite memory of the Award:
My favourite memory of the award was seeing the areas clear out looking like what they once were back thousands of years when Australia was roamed only by aboriginals.
Biggest challenge from doing the Award:
My biggest challenge was having the willpower to go through polluted creeks and thick vines to get a single bottle, sometimes I would think "its just one bottle why bother", but then I would persevear and get the small rubbish bits. Other times I would return to spots I had already cleared out only to see them covered in rubbish again, these were the hardest times, to think that everything I was doing was for nothing, this mindset shaped and changed turning me into the man I am today.
Have you continued any of your Award activities? If so, what:
I have continued collecting rubish wherever I go, be it at school, on the road, etc. I have also continued to help my friends increase their community service hours for the program several times.
Tell us the story behind your photo:
This photo is a collage of most of the times I went into my local bushland to pick up rubbish. The program was a huge success and I am proud of what has been done.
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