Am I a "Mother of Nature"??
I would have to admit that I am a "Mother of Nature". I have always been concerned about the environment. I think living on a small island in the middle of the Pacific you become even more aware of Mother Nature and the need to take care of her. As my good friend Teri on Molokai would say....We must "Malama Our Momma"~~~that's Hawaiian for Take Care of Mother Earth!!
Several years ago we gave up using those plastic bags (plastic bags are banned on Kauai and Maui County) and now use the cloth bags for shopping. I spend time while seal monitoring picking up various debris that is left at the beach not to mention all the "stuff" that just floats ashore. The plastics I find just make me sad, knowing that so many birds, turtles and other wildlife gather these colorful pieces believing that it's food to feed to their hungry offspring. Scientists have found dead animals/birds with their bellies filled with these harmful plastics.
We gave up using the plastic water bottles a few years ago. Oh how I hate seeing those bottles on the beach. Shortly after our weekend trip to Molokai we invested in Hydro Flask bottles. Speaking from experience, these are the BEST bottles ever. They not only are attractive, they keep your drink icy cold for hours. Believe me, I have put the bottle to the test while monitoring seals for hours. There is nothing better than a cold drink after sitting in the hot sun for hours.
My newest change is To Go-Ware, a reusable bamboo tableware--to reduce my "fork print". I am looking forward to stashing this in my bag and grabbing it while at work or the beach instead of the dreaded white plastic "silverware" Thanks to my sister for getting me a set for my recent birthday.
Are you a Mother of Nature??? Share the sort of recycle, reuse, and reduce things you do.
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Saturday is Ocean Awareness Day...going to hit the beach and do a little clean up!
Hope your day is awesome.