93-year-old British icon, Sir David Attenborough just secured the ultimate legendary status by making a surprise appearance on the pyramid stage at Glastonbury Festival this weekend.
So, you can imagine the reception the conservationist got when he praised the crowd for cutting down on plastic use.
As he stepped out onto the stage, just before Kylie Minogue to the soundtrack of whale noises, accompanied by a roaring applause. Sir David Attenborough began with discussing his popular series Blue Planet 2 and how the award-winning show has had ‘extra-ordinary effects’ – one being Glastonbury going completely plastic-free.
‘There was one sequence in Blue Planet 2, which everyone seems to remember. It was one in which we showed what plastic has done to creatures that live in the ocean. They have an extraordinary effect.’
‘And now this great festival has gone plastic free. That is more than a million bottles of water that have not been drank by you at Glastonbury. Thank you. Thank you.’
After a deafening ovation from the crowd of over 100,000 people. The 93-year-old journalist went on to say.
‘The oceans cover over two thirds of this planet of ours. Land only covers one third of the globe.’
‘There are seven great continents on which we human beings live. Each of them has its own marvellous creatures, birds, mammals and animals. Each of them has its own glory. Each of them has its own problems.’
‘We have been making, for the past four years, a series about those, about those seven very different continents. It starts later on this year. It’s called Seven Worlds, One Planet. Here are a few glimpses of what awaits you in the next few months.’
As he exited the stage, waving frantically at his adoring fans, Sir Attenborough left the crowd with the trailer of his new BBC series.
The 93-year-old conservationist, Journalist, and British Icon has single handily encouraged the world to save its planet over & over again. Thanks to Sir David, beaches, habitats & oceans are having the biggest clean up in history, but he cannot do it without you doing your bit for the planet.
To find out more about how you can go plastic free, click here.