(Our Responsibility to the Oceans)

It is absolutely frightening the degree of pollution in our oceans and it’s not going anywhere if more people don’t get involved, get educated on the subject and realize just how much the health of our oceans will impact the future of not just a select few, …but of us all.

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Shocking Caribbean photos reveal a “sea of plastic and Styrofoam”

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I’ve found while there are steps that can be taken a lot more focus is communicated from a federal level and not enough into provincial and into municipal conversations. The topic of our oceans is largely seen as ‘the thing’ someone else needs to clean up. But who is the someone else? The conversation of its impact and what people can do in terms of waste reduction, recycling, manufactures responsibility, proven alternatives, down to the way we shop our grocery — needs to become household topics and not only a Netflix documentary. Take a look at the video below to get a glimpse of just how scary this is because I assure you, seeing it up close in the waste is much more horrific. 

So please, speak up, speak out and ask more questions. It is a part of our lives that we cannot ignore if our children are to have a decent quality of life.

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Our Earth Moment (All it takes, is your choice)

I felt absolutely compelled to share this piece with my readers. It’s not a familiar business piece, a lux travel review from one of my many destinations, but it’s about my son and an act where he re-educated me. He re-educated me on a fundamental human principle that can get lost in the chaos of adulthood. But a reminder that we all have a choice in life, a purpose and a responsibility to the place we call home. Not just the home that encloses us day in and day out, but of the home that provides us with our very survival – planet Earth.

So allow me to share this moment with you: –

As we walked along our neighbourhood street after school Tristan, my son, out-of-the-blue bent over and grabbed a McDonald’s bag that drifted along the sidewalk. Before I could say anything he went on “- who threw this here, I’ll just put it in a bin, got to keep planet Earth nice.”  – and he did find someone’s bin to drop it in as we walked on.

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It goes to show, while one single act of caring about the world we live in doesn’t do much, it doesn’t stop us to act nor should it stop us from caring. Imagine the possibilities if people stopped waiting for other people to do it for them, stopped thinking what a shame and tried doing something about it.

This seven-year-old decided he could keep planet Earth nice, in his own way possible at that moment. It did not take a committee, a fundraiser, a celebrity, or months of organizing. It just took a choice. 

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Share our message to help keep planet nice if you believe this too.

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#makeachoice