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A few years ago, my husband and I spent our honeymoon at an eco friendly bed and breakfast in the Florida Keys. We both had taken some steps towards living a more ecofriendly lifestyle, but a lot of things were still new to us, or like a lot of people, we just didn’t think about. One of the places we visited was a Sea Turtle rescue. Sick and injured sea turtles would be brought into the rescue, taken care of and if possible rehabilitated. Seeing these creatures up close was absolutely fascinating – and devastating seeing all the injuries they had sustained. One thing that really stayed with us was the injuries they were sustaining… from plastic bags. Plastic bags floating at the service of the water look a lot like a wiggly jellyfish when you’re a sea turtle. Since these plastic bags aren’t digestable, the turtle’s stomach’s would constantly feel full. Leading the turtle’s to essentially starve to death.
Now, the idea that plastic bags were harmful to animals and the environment wasn’t new to me. I had reuasable bags and boxes. I kept them in the car for when we went shopping. However, more often than not, I was finding I was forgetting them in the car, or didn’t bring enough, so our family was still consuming plastic bags. Nothing like seeing some of the problems first hand kicks you into gear quite the same way.
My husband and I made a committment to reduce not only our use of plastic bags, but plastic in general. I now keep extra reusable bags in my purse and diaper bag. When I forget my bags in the car, I force myself to go out and get them. A few times doing that and you won’t forget anymore. We also carry some of our own reusable items with us such as straws, napkins and water bottles. We’re definitly not perfect, but here’s the thing – you don’t have to be perfect to make a change. Know better, do better.
Of course, this isn’t the only problem facing us today. Climate change is a real and accelerating problem. However, the answer isn’t as simple as limiting our reliance on plastic bags. It can be intimidating to think about as just one person.
Luckily, we can all be part of the solution with The OBRIST C-Transformer. Inspired by none other than Mother Nature, the OBRIST C-Transformer helps combat the high levels of CO2 in the atmopshere. It not only can help global warming, but may even have the potential to reverse it.
Be a part of the change today. The OBRIST C-Transformer needs your help to become a reality. Visit their compaign on Indiegogo today and donate to take the machine from concept to reality. I have. You can donate as little or as much as you want. Every little bit helps.