“Your Life is your message to the world. Make sure it’s Inspiring.” – Anonymous
Do you know that tourism industry is one of the fastest growing industries around the world? What do you think is the reason? Is it because of good transport service, because of luxury hotels, because people have a lot of money to spend or because they have a lot of free time or is it just a new trend? Well, these definitely are some of the reasons but the real thing is we have a lifestyle which is so monotonous and stressful that we feel the need to escape this by going to a far of place outside the cities, where we can relax and have some good time with friends, family or with our own self. The reason I am telling you this is because we always go to nature for relaxing as that is what we love more than tall buildings and traffic. This nature which use to be just outside our city is no more there as even those places are getting developed and urbanized, hence we have to go to some far off place in search of peace.
We cannot stop development as its a need and neither can we all go and live in the Jungle forever. But we can definitely save that what we love. All we need to do is become a bit more conscious about the things we do in our day to day life. This time I will not talk about going out and planting trees or banning plastic but about how the mobile phone in your hand right now can help in saving nature. Here are few things which I do and you too can.
No matter how busy, we always have time for surfing on social media. We spend a lot of time looking at people’s statuses and pictures, be it on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter or others for that matter. We follow a whole lot of people whom we love but can we not follow some amazing people who are doing good work for the environment? or follow some environmental clubs which conducts various activities for people like you and me. When I started blogging I too was unaware of these awesome people and groups but now there are just so many, I love them and their work. So here are two of my favorites
Lauren Singer who is 25 years of age and lives a completely zero waste lifestyle which is hard to believe. I came across her blog when I started searching for people on Instagram who are doing their bit for the environment. She not only blog about how to live a zero waste lifestyle but also post youtube videos about how to make your own tooth paste and deodorants. She also started her own company named Simply Co that makes laundry detergent which is chemical free and also they refill the same glass bottle so there is no generation of waste. She herself uses second hand clothes and buys bulk goods.
You should definitely see how she is living a zero waste life. Here is the link to her TED talk which completely changed my outlook Watch it here.
Follow her on Instagram @trashis4tossers
The second amazing person is Boyan Slat who is 19 years old and made a model to clean up our oceans. All the garbage that we produce everyday end up in the oceans and this has created 5 major garbage gyres in the ocean one of which is “The great pacific garbage gyre” which are killing many of the marine life. Here is the link to know more about The Ocean Cleanup Project.
So who says that one person cannot make a difference? These two people are making a whole lot of difference to the entire world and so can you!
I hope this inspires you the way it has inspired me to help nature in every possible way.
So Pledge to Go.In.Green with me 🙂