This week celebrated Earth Day - and it is something we need to feel grateful for every day. While the mind of man raced ahead with scientific discoveries we lost a lot in the process. Just because we can do something doesn't mean we should.
When we look at the damage caused by pollution - the death of so much sea life because we insist on using plastic packaging which is indestructible, we can't continue to ignore the part each of us plays.
Don't feel overwhelmed by the amount of damage that has already been done worldwide - you can make a difference.
Refuse as much extra packaging as you can.
Choose products which don't use plastic.
Re-use long lasting cotton shopping bags.
Pick up plastic wherever you see it.
Always recycle plastic used in the home.
Check which products are recycled by your council, and change to those products which are.
One World One Ocean has 10 easy ways to reduce or eliminate your use of plastics. Even molecules from the clothes you wear can show up in the ocean.
Every piece of plastic you throw away lasts forever to harm animals, birds and fish.
If you think filling the oceans with plastic doesn't affect you - it does. Because plastic doesn't degrade, it stays around to release toxic chemicals which are absorbed by everything you eat from the sea.
Not only does plastic poison fish - it poisons us too.
We have such an amazing place to live on, I hope you agree that making the small effort of stopping the use of plastic from destroying its beauty is worthwhile.
The rhythm of the sea is one of the most restorative experiences we can all share for free. We're extremely fortunate to have the healing properties of nature available to us - and we need to appreciate it more, so it lasts for others to enjoy too.
"Until a man duplicates a blade of grass, Nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge. Remedies from chemicals will never stand in favorable comparison with the products of Nature, the living cell of a plant, the final result of the rays of the sun, the mother of all life."
~ Thomas Alva Edison
There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
There is society, where none intrudes,
By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
I love not man the less, but Nature more.
~ Lord Byron