Blake’s socks not just for luck
self but about what he symbolised through his work for environmental awareness.
Almost 15 years after the victory in 1995, red socks have become more than just a lucky charm.
School children across the country this week will be wearing red socks to celebrate their knowledge of marine ecosystems gained through the Care for our Coast programme.
The initiative, inspired by Sir Peter, aims to develop young environmental leaders to continue his work improving the state of oceans and waterways.
Sir Peter Blake Trust general manager Vicki Watson says it’s encouraging to see a new generation of New Zealanders wearing red for a cause Sir Peter was so passionate about.
“Care for our Coast aims to encourage schools and communities to pick up Sir Peter’s mantle to protect New Zealand’s coastline, which is the eighth longest in the world.”
Since the programme was launched in 2004, more than 9000 people have been involved, collecting 160,000 pieces of rubbish from 35 beaches across the country.