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OUR FOUNDER

Pat Smith

A creative genius with an encyclopaedic knowledge of everything there is to do in Cornwall, Pat Smith aka Action Nan, has always been at one with nature, creating and managing her Cornwall Sustainability Award winning business at Bosinver.
You can sometimes find Pat in the office at Bosinver, but these day’s she’s often out and about with her grandchildren, exploring Cornwall, on a litter pick or beach clean or hosting an event for Final Straw Cornwall!

As her alter ego Action Nan she also completed a charity challenge 300 mile walk around the entire Cornish coastline in aid of the RNLI! Being active and determined to make a change for good is part and parcel of her personality, so it was only a matter of time before Pat set up her own campaign to tackle the plastic pollution and climate crisis that we find ourselves in today.

“I  started the Final Straw campaign with the aim of  encouraging individuals to refuse plastic straws when offered and businesses to join us and commit to not provide any other straws other than paper ones. Using this as an entry level on the road to raising awareness of the issue of single use plastic pollution to the general public, I feel excited and enthusiastic about encouraging behaviour change in a wider group of people than my fellow environment embracing counterparts.”

 
 
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