Just watched this video, like many others I've seen this year:
It makes me feel motivated to do more and do it faster since I know we all want a better world for future generations than the one we're leaving behind right now.
So here's my challenge: Get rid of as many single-use plastics as you possibly can, as soon as you can. Make it a thought that stays on your mind. Use your purchasing power as your vote. I watched an interesting video on the 10 R's of Sustainability made by high-schoolers and one of them said something so simple, yet so profound: We need to slow down. This is so true. If we can slow down, we will be able to think about the choices we are making. If we can slow down, we will be able to make the better choice. If we can slow down, we will have more time to enjoy our lives. We are being sold quickness and convenience, but we are losing what really matters the most.
It's a tough challenge.....Who will take it with me? Let me know what you are giving up, trading in, finding alternatives for and how it's going! I just made the decision to ask for my kids' drinks in glass, like the adults from now on when we eat at a restaurant. JD drank from one at breakfast yesterday and did quite well. If he can do it, so can the older boys! Small steps...big changes...right now! Are you with me?