Make your mark....


Have you read about the guy in Indonesia who leads others in collecting plastic waste from the beaches around where he lives: he’s gotten thousands to join him and together they’ve collected more than a million pounds of trash. Sounds like a lot, but when you then read of plastic blooms in the middle of the oceans, or dead whales with nearly a ton of plastic in their bellies, you start to realize the importance of this clean-up effort and that every little bit helps. For decades the world has been addicted to the use of plastics and victimized by the waste this has created. What if we all started picking up these plastic grocery bags rather than let them accumulate in vacant lots and along roadways; better yet, what if we all started agitating to get cities and states to ban their use. And even better, what if all of the people who ate at McDonalds asked (or even demanded) that they stop using plastic straws? A few caring people can change the world: they can begin by making it a better place today.

Margaret Mead (1902-1978): Cultural Anthropologist