8th April 2016: Ambit International School.
Once upon a time, Italy was an amazing empire that intertwined nature and technology.
But in the 1980s apparently a time bomb of radioactive toxic wastes was sunk into the Mediterranean Seas. In the 1990s, Naples’s untreated municipal waste was found dumped into sites that are leaking toxic waste into the ground water and back into the seas. The effects of toxic waste on humans in the Campania region has been under investigations. And even recently waste management had been a hot topic in the news: See Reuters
The Council of the Roman Gods had a pow-wow about the errant ways of societies within their beloved Italy. Some of the Gods heads fell off as they could not believe the irresponsibility of the trusted.
Minerva devised a plan and got the Rome Marathon to allow the Tyre Lady into their marathon. She called for a tyre called Medi to go to Earth to highlight the problems that are affecting the Mediterranean Seas.
The problem is that Medi neither has legs nor wings and could not guarantee to roll down the mountain where the Gods lived. Minerva called for the Discus thrower to plant the image of Medi into the minds of Eilidh and Annie.
And so Medi came to Eilidh and Annie in a dream and soon created Medi to represent the toxic waste that is a time bomb waiting at the bottom of the Mediterranean Seas. They want the Tyre Lady to tell everyone that we can be responsible for our trash by reducing our single use trash. If a lady can drag a tyre in a marathon, we can use a little bit of effort to bring our own bottles, cutlery, plates, cups…..where ever serves plastic!