Hundreds of volunteers cleaning up the Glastonbury music festival in the UK and one said they felt demoralized after having to pick up all the litter left behind. This is the same festival that Climate activist Greta Thunberg spoke at.
Greta Thunberg took the stage at the festival on June 25 this year and said that it is up to everyone to talk about the “climate crisis” everywhere.
Here’s video from the event showing all the trash left behind by festival goers that were reportedly in aw of the climate activists speech – apparently not enough to take head of it.
There are over 700 volunteers there to clean up the event and it’s usually done by the next morning.
One volunteer named Philippa Frason came with her daughter to help clean up and spoke to the Somerset Live.
“We do four shifts of six hours everyday from 6pm till 12. As you can see it is very organised actually but it is because people have been doing it for hundreds of years, so they know how it works,” she said. “I believe it is our first year in fact to ban use of single use bottles which has worked as far as I can see. There are few plastic things which have sneaked in unfortunately.
“It is demoralising when you have been doing this for three days and it all back there. It is rewarding though I have to say.”
The festival tweeted a picture of the stage grounds cleared of trash on Monday after the volunteers’ hard work. Take a look.
There is an incorrect meme going around that uses a photo from the event showing a field strewn with trash, but the picture is from 2015. The AP rated it false because it was from a different year. However, it is apparent that the field was trashed again this year.
Nobody thinks that the littering is Greta’s fault. It’s just the irony of people from her camp not taking any of her statements and applying them to their own lives.
Do you think it’s ironic that people still litter while preaching to everyone about the need for climate change? It’s like that Michael Jackson song “The Man In The Mirror.” The first thing liberals need to do is look in the mirror and make the change first. Do you think we should help the environment? Most conservatives do, but we just don’t fearmonger and say we should shut down our economy to do it.