If small everyday actions have lead us to the current environmental state we are in, then maybe small everyday actions can just as easily reverse the damage.
How can you possibly make a difference? In 20 minutes, my husband I were able to pick up all this trash that would have otherwise polluted our oceans and shore lines
- Styrofoam pieces
- Take-out containers
- Plastic bags
- Random plastic pieces (broken toys, coolers, beach chairs etc.)
- Beer/soda cans
- Plastic bottles
- Bottle caps
- A sheet
- Cigarette butts – probably the most overlooked and nastiest trash left behind on the beach. They might be small, but they pack a big toxic punch.
We were amazed to see how much trash we were able to collect in such a short period. But at the same time, the garbage left on the shores had me wondering how much of an impact did we actually make.
I had to remind myself that I am a hummingbird. If I saved one sea turtle from ingesting a plastic bags or one bird from eating plastic debris, I made a difference no matter how small it may seem. That is good enough for me.
Could you imagine how many birds, fish, and sea creatures etc. could be saved if we all pitched in?
Let me know what you will do today, tomorrow or this week that can make a difference no matter how big or small.
“It's simple…everything we do or don't do has an impact on the world we live in. It starts with me and ripples to you…” ~Danielle Richardet, It Starts with Me