Good news… and bad news…
“We’re too busy saving ourselves- no one saw it go.”
“You think it will last forever- people and cars and concrete; but it won’t- one day it’s all gone, even the sky”
Yeah, the end of earth. I know. So that’s the bad news. We wait- we wait until someone like Rose Tyler can only watch when Earth explodes. Now, I know you’re a bit skeptical-the world might not blow up, we won’t be here so we shouldn’t care, God will save us, etc. But in the end, Earth will have to end, whether it explodes or whatnot. We make everyday decisions- ranging from what mode of transportation we take to what we serve at dinner- that affect the health of our planet. It’s just like the human body. You can’t expect to eat fried Mars bars and brownies each day and not expect to go into cardiac arrest eventually. We choose the change.
But let’s not dwell on the negative! I have to give people some credibility.
When I read kaylac0017’s article on a company that pays people to recycle, I had an aha! moment.
Look at that! Isn’t it amazing? How a bag could be born from juice pouches? Upcycling is the unofficial action of creating everyday items like totes, pencil packs, and laptop cases out of, well, trash. And I know what you’re thinking: how can that be? (And I wish I got rich off that). The idea for the product came from a then freshman college student. He wasn’t a savvy businessman like he is now- just a little person who cared. Like I said before, we are the change. In fact, I actually collect juice pouches and sign up for other brigades (projects) to end waste. Ever since 6th grade, when I read the back of a dark chocolate M&M’s bag, I’ve been collecting LUNA Bar wrappers and Honest Kid’s juice pouches.
So in the end, what the earth ends up like is what we allow it to be. It doesn’t matter what we think- movement comes only with movement! You decide whether Earth becomes your trashcan or your Garden of Eden.