MOTHER EARTH, Uncategorized

Act responsibly when it comes to waste

I know, I know, you probably think that lately I am very focused on Climate Change.

And yes, you are right.

Greta Thunberg, a 16 years old girl has awaken my eco conscience.

Sometimes we need others to keep our “ears” wide open so we can listen to the message Mother Earth has been screaming for years: S.O.S.

The climate crisis is both the easiest and the hardest issue we have ever faced. The easiest because we know what we must do. We must stop the emissions of greenhouse gases. The hardest because our current economics are still totally dependent on burning fossil fuels, and thereby destroying ecosystems in order to create everlasting economic growth.

Greta Thunberg – The Guardian

Yesterday I discovered this short stop-motion animation , FISH, where pieces os plastic waste (including forks, packaging and straws) that once sat undigested inside the belly of a now dead turtle turn into a deadly flopping fish on the shore.

The video is worth a thousand words.

This film drives home the drastic harm that single-use plastics and plastic waste does to ocean wildlife and the environment. Its message is clear: think carefully and act responsibly when it comes to waste. 

Unfortunately last Sunday I discovered thousand of small pieces of plastic pollution on the sea shore on our coast.

And now I know that it is time to react.

And now I know that I want to leave my kids a better world.

Humans are very adaptable: we can still fix this. But the opportunity to do so will not last for long. We must start today. We have no more excuses.

Greta Thunberg – The Guardian

We must react before it is too late. We owe it to our kids. We owe it to ourselves.

Marine plastic pollution harms over 800 animal species.

Help protect our wildlife by avoiding single-use plastics.

And if you, like me, like the behind-the-scenes, watch how this amazing film was made.