fall in love with wildlife
SAY NO TO PLASTIC BAGS
Instead bring your own!
A cloth one is good as it is lightweight, can be washed and lasts a long time.
BOTTLE YOUR OWN WATER
Buy your own non-plastic water containers, choose your design, remember to take it with you!
REQUEST PLASTIC-FREE PACKAGING
Choose loose veg, buy from bulk food outlets, refuse polystyrene packed take-aways, use your own containers where possible.
SKIP PLASTIC STRAWS
Refuse taking one in a take-away, festival, bar or cafe. Instead do without or bring your own!
AVOID PLASTIC CUTLERY
Do not pick it up! Instead bring your own washable re-usable set when out and about.
People invented plastic and are millions of products from it, but they did not think ahead about it's disposal and how it is creating environmental / wildlife catastrophes.
This is a great place to add a tagline.
Tell customers more about you. Add a few words and a stunning pic to grab their attention and get them to click.
This space is ideal for writing a detailed description of your business and the types of services that you provide. Talk about your team and your areas of expertise.
PICK UP LITTER
Think of a personalised motto which will motivate you for the sake of wildlife such as:
"If I don't pick this up it could end up fed to an Albatross"
"If I don't pick this up it could drown a Bumble Bee"
"If I don't pick this up it could strangle a Seal."
Carry a spare bag with you to put the litter in. Recycle what you can.
Dispose of the rest responsibly.
Remember that the small pieces can also be lethal. Pick up at least 5 pieces a day.
Join a Litter Pick! (also a good way to meet like-minded people and enjoy working together).
Teach children by example, explain why.
The short time it takes you to collect some litter could save untold suffering and is helping to keep our earth, land, sea, mountains beautiful!
DON'T BE TEMPTED TO DROP LITTER!
When people drop litter they are clearly not thinking as to what will become of it. The mentality can only be one of:
'out of sight, out of mind'
'someone else can clear up after me' or
'the earth is my rubbish bin'
And yet that litter frequently does untold harm, even each traps to wildlife, such as:
the empty can attracts insects who are attracted by the smell of whatever was in it. They slither in and drown in the dregs of the drink and more follow
an empty crisp packet fills up with rainwater. Then a bumble bee flies into it or beetles crawl into it, attracted by the smell, gets trapped and drowns
cigarette ends are toxic to wildlife especially if they end up in water.
do keep HOLD OF THE TORN OFF BITs from snack food
AND SECURE RUBBISH&
RECYCLING BINS before the wind whips
LOOK WHAT WE'RE DOING
Human beings have everything to answer for in their impact on wildlife which has escalated to grave and catastrophic proportions over the last century, only set to worsen. Countless species are or are threatened with extinction and there is ongoing untold suffering to wild as well as domestic animals. We share the earth with all creatures and have no right to trash it, exploit it, create suffering and misery for our own greed, convenience, entertainment, laziness, experimentation, ignorance + cruel urges. We at Earth-Share are have compiled the following human profile of reasons, each point of which urgently needs to be addressed to help turn the tide:
population way too big
lost contact with nature
culture of consumerism + economic growth
forget all life is connected
lack of foresight
fueled by corruption
not in my backyard, not my problem
lack of conscience
rob land, destroy homes
humans dominate, ignoring the rights of other species
thoughtlessness: fun to release but death traps
human capacity for cruelty
lost spirit of respect and empathy
ARTE, the non-commercial European culture channel, has made available online Rhino Dollars, a 2-year investigative documentary on the global trafficking of rhino horn and which features our efforts in South East Asia to disrupt and help dismantle the criminal networks benefiting from this illegal trade.
We owe so much...
Which poses the question: 'What will it take for us to change our ways, our level of awareness, our ways of behaving and operating on this planet, to live in this world with responsibility, ethics and care from a spirit of sharing, to align our values?' So that it is:
Not money, but simplicity.
Not cruelty but kindness.
Not possession but generosity and doing without.
Not selfishness but a spirit of altruism.
Not self-importance but humility.
Not take-take but giving back.
How can we as part of humanity make this change?