SIXTEEN-year-old Amy Bray, founder of environment charity Another Way, brought a larger-than-life size wire frame sculpture, created by Dockray sculptress Michelle Castles, to Kendal's Market Place last Thursday.

The statue, which Amy says "embodies the ethos of working towards everyone living a more sustainable lifestyle" was originally unveiled at Grasmere Farmers Market and has and will visit other Cumbrian towns, including Ulverston, Penrith and Keswick.

Amy has spent time with Michelle over the past few months exploring the issues which plastic pollution and other waste poses to the natural environment and to humans and how this might be represented visually.

“With this sculpture I hope to educate people in a creative way, engage with people personally, providing a powerful vision and symbol for our future," said Amy. "We must give up single use plastic. Only nine per cent of plastics are recycled. And these are recycled only to a lower grade plastic that cannot be recycled infinitely and will ultimately end up in landfill or incinerators causing carbon emissions and continue the damage we are inflicting on our environment."

Another Way provides environmental conservation education to the public using leaflets, talks, activities, events and community projects based on independent and widely accepted research.

The charity focuses on creating unity and empowering individuals to make changes in their own lives, with the belief that the actions of every inhabitant of this planet are significant. For more information visit:

Amy will be taking the sculpture up Helvellyn as part of Another Waynwright Day - the official launch of Another Way - on Saturday August 31.

"On Another Waynwright Day we hope to see as many people as possible out on the Lakeland fells at the end of the month demonstrating their commitment to helping to fix our future,” said Amy, of Matterdale.

All information and registration for Another Waynwright Day can be found at