Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Plastic Free July

When I was creating my July post of holidays, one actually slipped under the radar and missed mention: Plastic Free July.

Dating back to 2011 in Perth, Australia, Plastic Free July and the Plastic Free Foundation have gone global as a committed force to reduce plastic waste. It's estimated that 140 million people participated last year from 190 countries. [Go Australia--the country that also started the very first Earth Hour in 2007!]

From their "About Us" page on their website:
"We’re proud of how this impact addresses UN Sustainable Development Goals 11, 12, 14 and 15 (sustainable cities and communities, responsible production and consumption, life below water, and life on land)."

Best part too: it doesn't just have to be a "July thing."

To challenge yourself, take their "Pesky Plastics Quiz."

Check out the UN Sustainable Development Goals -- especially #11, #12, #14, & #15.

Watch Rebecca Prince-Ruiz's TEDx Talk "How A Global Movement Started in a Kitchen."

Get inspired by what you can do with their "Get Involved: What Can You Do" page.

Small changes ALWAYS make big differences!

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