The announcement today that National Geographic (probably the most respected magazine in the world) has published a major feature on the Isle of Man covering Beach Buddies, DEFA’s marine conservation programme and the Isle of Man’s unique UNESCO Biosphere status is probably the best positive publicity the Isle of Man has ever achieved.
It shows just how very special the Isle of Man and its people truly are. But let’s not sit back and rest on our laurels. This is a fantastic and rare opportunity – very rare. We are doing something very special here, and we all need to get involved and spread the word. It gives us the unique opportunity to show everyone that people can make a difference and that we can work with government and politicians and each other to make things happen and bring about genuine, positive change.
We all have connections around the world. This is a fantastic opportunity for the Isle of Man to put itself on the map in a massively positive way. It will help our international profile; it will inspire people; it will help our economy; it could help to bring more people to our Island to see what has happened; it will inspire everyone everywhere that ordinary people can get together and do something simple and easy – and actually change the world for the better.
Tell your friends. Tell your business contacts. Tell your worldwide family members. Spread the word on social media. When you are on your travels tell people about the Isle of Man. Let’s all spread the word and change the world. Don’t give up. We can do this together. These are special times – and the world (as you have seen today – January 21st 2020) is most definitely watching. We can do so much simply by letting everyone know what’s happening here, and that it’s very easy to achieve.
Let’s not look back on this moment in time and this wonderful opportunity and then regret not giving this our very best shot.
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