[Voices of Galaxy] Meet the Tongan Athlete Helping Save the Planet With Inspirational Messages

on June 17, 2022
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Voices of Galaxy spotlights people who use their passion, creativity and determination along with technology to make a positive impact on their own lives and their communities.


Environmentalist and Tongan athlete Pita Taufatofua won the hearts of fans worldwide after his memorable appearance at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.


When a historic volcanic eruption devastated his home and sent shockwaves around the world, the Tongan native took to social media with a powerful message to help people in need.


Read more on how Team Samsung Galaxy member Pita Taufatofua raised awareness of the environment to prove how even small actions can have a big impact on saving the planet.





In January of this year, a massive volcanic eruption and tsunami in Tonga caused catastrophic damage to the country.



In order to recover, Tonga needed immediate assistance. He started buying tools and posting on social media to raise awareness of the crisis in his beloved home, using technology to make his voice heard worldwide.



From Athlete to Environmentalist: Small Waves Make Big Waves

Since Tonga is slowly sinking, Pita was inspired to use his platform to speak more openly about environmental concerns. As this planet is our only home, Pita believes that we must all do our part to protect it.




“We don’t have to do things perfectly. We can start with the little things, like cleaning a beach,” said Pita. “Small things will have a big impact on saving Tonga and changing the planet.”



To learn more about how Pita Taufatofua is protecting Tonga and the Earth, take a look at the ‘Voices of Galaxy’ video below.



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