Good- Bye Plastic! / by Louisa Ulrich-Verderber


Before I go into the neat thing I want to share with you today, I have a video I'd like you to watch first. It is extremely powerful and, while very hard to watch, it's exactly the kind of wakeup call most of us need to permanently change our habits.

Though this video may be hard to watch, it’s something everyone needs to see, no matter how heart-wrenching. Everything about our global cultural view about plastic needs to change: that means our habits, processes, and educations. And that means an effort from everyone.

So to lighten the mood of this post, I want to share with you the amazing invention of Boyan Slat, a college student only two years older than me who’s developed a technique to help clean our Earth’s oceans... It will astound you.

I find this project absolutely amazing! The thing that really gets me about this though, is that this kid is only 19. Just two years older than me! In my opinion, that should be a motivator to any young person who doesn’t think they can change things – because they sure as heck can! Yes it will be a small change on everybody’s part, but it small changes on everybody’s part that got us here in the first place!

This could change sooo much and it’s so close to being a reality. You can reach the site here (link) and donate to the foundation. I really encourage you do. They’re only 15% away from reaching their goal and this project really needs to happen.