Are you helping?
I really debated about sharing this video. It makes me sad. Ashamed, even. Discomfited by the fact that people, including myself, do things every day that have the potential to harm another living thing. I realize there’s likely to be a person actually standing there filming this video, and I assume that person will happily help the turtle. But the point has been made.
Please get yourself some reusable shopping bags. They’re not expensive and it’s really an easy thing to do. The reusable shopping bags don’t break, they hold more, and their washable. And they really do make difference.
I’ve heard the excuses.
“I use the plastic bags again.” Right. But those plastic bags still end up in a landfill or waterway eventually.
“I always forget my cloth bag at home.” Okay, then, put them in the front seat of your car so you can’t forget them at home.
“I recycle the plastic bags.” Do you know it costs more money and energy to recycle that bag than it does to make a new one?
If you haven’t already made the switch, use Earth Day as your starting point. Just do it. You can make a difference.
“The Earth is what we all have in common.” ~ Wendell Berry
Do your part this Earth Day ~ April 22