In my humble opinion, it is a challenge we need to impose on ourselves on a daily basis. I support it wholeheartedly.
Not Convinced enough? I invite you to watch these videos. Yes, all of them. Please?
Over 7 million tons of plastic spanning an area twice the size of Texas is destroying our oceans and harming our food chains.
It is believed that only 5% pr less of plastic is recycled globally. We are all guilty of this.
Get angry. Get mad. Get Good.
Our motto at the GotPassport’s Headquarters: Live Green. Live Small. Give Large. Take Little. Take Notice. Take Action.
Here’s what we are already doing because, well, as parents we figured we ought to be good role models for M and hopefully other children (and adults?). And it’s the right thing to do!
And besides we certainly don’t need to add more waste to the giant garbage patch that’s in the ocean, not to mention what goes into our landfills.
- We avoid using restaurant’s paper napkins (we bring and use our own cloth napkin)
- We avoid using plastic bags, cups, plates, bowls and utensils whenever possible.
- We bring/take our own grocery bags instead of using plastic bags (Yes, even in Thailand).
- We don’t use straws unless it is absolutely necessary
- We don’t buy plastic water bottles
- We recycle as much as we can (Yes, even in Thailand)
- We say NO to plastic whenever we can (the hardest thing to do in Asia! It’s everywhere!)
And I admit we could do more. With this post, we commit ourselves to continue with our current behavior and teach our child about the importance of recycling and wasting less — EVERYDAY!
I invite you to use #30DaysofGood on Twtter. Tweet it. Share it on FB. Do something about it. Take action.
Get Good. Take the challenge.
Let us all take responsibility of our own actions and our own behaviors.
What are you doing? What action (s) are you taking? Did you pick one thing? Will you turn it into a lifelong habit?