The at risk environment is not a publicity stunt. Our “new” discovery that we should respect our planet is not a photo op.
This is real and this is important. We are hurting our environment and we are harming ourselves.
I want to applaud the corporations that are making small changes, because they truly are making an effort. But the small effort is not a solution. And our fanfare and laudations are not yet deserved.
Sylvia Earle once said the undeniable fact: "No water, no life. No blue, no green." But one thing that corporations and policy makers seem to be forgetting is: No environment, no economy. No green, no green.
I will support the small changes, but I demand bigger changes faster.
I want to thank everyone who is taking on the burden personally, and making their lives more difficult by refusing single use plastic. Thank you for fighting so hard for something that should be made easy by those in a position of power. Keep fighting. But fight louder. Demand that alternatives are made. Shame companies that don't make an effort. And push corporations to make real change, not just take a publicity stunt.
There is no reason our drinks, our food, our toys, our clothes, our everything, should be surrounded by, or made from a material that suffocates our planet.
Yes, a massive overhaul of our single use, disposable society will be hard. But if we don't fight hard for the one thing we truly need to survive, our planet, what will we fight for?
Environment over ease.
Environment over economy.
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