The Evolved Man of the Week: Joshua Caraway

Welcome to the Evolving Man Project’s “Evolved Man of the Week” profile. Each week we will highlight an individual that embodies what it means to be an evolved person, famous and non-famous individuals alike. The world needs to know their stories and deeds. This week’s honor goes to University of West Georgia student and Stone Mountain, Georgia native Joshua Caraway

A freshman at the University of West Georgia told news outlets he had come to Miami Beach on vacation with his friends, but that was no excuse to leave the place worse than he had found it. Local police praised Caraway for his efforts on Twitter, making the Georgia student a social media star.

“#Thankyou for caring about our environment,” wrote Miami Beach police Capt. Paul Acosta approached the student while he was picking up trash. On his first beach trip, Caraway initially picked up trash with his hands, carrying it to a trash can Friday, March 18th, 2022. On Saturday, March 19th, 2022, he used bags given out at the beach to anyone willing to help clean up.

Caraway said the police wanted to give him a certificate for his actions. Caraway said he couldn’t attend a ceremony because he had to return to campus. The student said he’s been surprised by the attention but hopes it raises awareness about the environment. Caraway wants to become an exotic animal specialist.

Here is Josh, in his own words, about raising awareness around environmental issues and paying it forward: 

“It’s really cool because I like that the message getting out that you can always do something to help the environment,”

At the Evolving Man Project, we wish Joshua Caraway continued success at school and life and his newfound social fame. He proves that one person can make a difference, big or small. Today we honor Joshua Caraway as our Evolved Man of the Week. 


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