Hi I'm Natalie – I’m 21 years old and am a personal trainer living in the New Forest.
I spend as much time as possible out in nature – whether that’s on the beach, in the forest, or just in my back garden. I have always lived on the coast and love being down by the sea, doing my bit to save this vital environment. With more than half of our oxygen coming from the ocean we must look after it. As Sylvia Earl puts it, 'No blue, no green' - it's that simple. But it's not just about survival: it's about the beauty of nature and respecting the fact that we share our planet with all other species.
It fascinates me that many species have been around for millions of years, but it saddens and angers me that our impact is having such a detrimental effect. Some species that have been on this planet long before us simply can't cope with how we humans are mistreating it. This fuels my passion to help these animals, and to encourage others to live in a sustainable way. I want future generations to feel the same joy I do when I spot a seal bobbing in the water, a hedgehog exploring the garden at night, or even a bumblebee flying past.