“50 years ago, The Prince of Wales gave his first major speech on the environment, warning of the dangerous effects of plastic pollution,” the caption reads. “In this video, The Prince reflects on why defending nature has been important to him for so many years.”
On February 19, 1970, he had warned about the problems of plastic waste, chemicals being discharged into rivers and air pollution caused by factories, cars and planes. Since his speech to the Countryside Steering Committee for Wales, Charles has worked to help develop solutions to the climate change crisis. He also recently launched his project, the Sustainable Markets Initiative and Council, which aims to bring together leading individuals from the public and private sectors, charitable bodies and investors to identify ways to rapidly decarbonise the global economy. Pretty impressive.
50 years of fighting for a cause? Now that’s some serious dedication.