A blogger is someone who writes a Web Log which has been shortened to Blogger. I initially started the Blog because I was very concerned for many of my co workers and American Citizens who I had seen become ill and die from stress related issues such as suicide and also many of my old co workers died at a young age from heart disease and just not waking up in the morning. They were dying too young. I thought as a Health Coach that starting a Blog would be a great way to share my knowledge. You see I myself was on a dangerous path.
I was very anxious, stressed and I knew if I didn’t get a grip on things, I too would have a shortened life. Being a Mom, I knew that my daughter needed me to get a grip. So I decided to learn what I needed to do to heal myself. I am still on my journey. I still do experience stress and get depressed at times. I am a human and we have a wide range of emotions and experiences.
I was born in the 60’s and when I was a child I remember seeing those commercials that said, “Give a hoot, don’t pollute. Never be a dirty bird.” I really took that to heart and knew that pollution was a bad thing because I did not want to be a “dirty bird.” So it kind of just stayed with me. But I wasn’t radical about it. I just recycled and didn’t litter intentionally.
Fast forward to 2017 and I realized that there is a Great Pacific Garbage Patch 3 times the size of France. There is just too much pollution and it’s killing Flipper, Dory, Nemo and too many other marine life for me to mention. The worst part is that much of this plastic has broken down into micro-plastic and now the fish eat that and so if you eat fish, you are eating micro plastic too. That is very unappealing to me. It really pisses me off because I would love to be eating some fish and chips but I can’t enjoy it when I think that I am eating plastic. So now I don’t eat fish for that reason but that’s not the only one. So now that kind of pisses me off. I’m not going to lie and say that I’m happy about not being able to enjoy seafood. But it’s OK, I don’t need seafood to survive.
But the Marine Life needs a clean home. Imagine how you would feel it someone dumped a whole bunch of trash on your front yard, back yard and everywhere you walked there was plastic and then it choked your kid because your kid didn’t know and your child died. You would be mad AF. And sad!! Well that’s basically what we are doing to the Marine Life. They have been on the planet for thousands of years happily enjoying the food chain.
Now they aren’t doing so well. But luckily The Ocean Clean Up is going to clean the Pacific Ocean starting in 2018. Thank you so much for starting with the Pacific Ocean. So now if they are cleaning up this trash from the ocean the last thing we need to be doing is adding more trash to it. So I decided to do my part which is where the Plogging comes in.
Plogging is jogging and picking up trash. I don’t jog but I walk and pick it up. There is no shortage of trash. It is literally everywhere. Look around wherever you live. And I can fill up 4 bags in an hour walk. I carry as much as I can and then throw it away. I wear gardening gloves, hiking shoes, hat and I will go behind bushes, go in water ways, hike, go in the streets, anywhere I see it, I will get it. I kind of consider myself a plastic hunter. It’s actually fun. It feels good to get that plastic and put it in its proper place. But the really cool thing is that I am going to recycle what I can and donate it to the ocean cleanup.
I have to admit I’ve just started doing this because usually I just put it in the Blue Trash Bin and I’m done with it. But now I want to help out The Ocean Clean Up. So I haven’t recycled anything yet. But I’m close to taking it down to the recycling center and getting paid. I’m sure it won’t be that much. But I don’t care if it’s $1.00. Every little bit adds up.
So that is how I went from Blogger to Plogger. That’s just one of the hats I wear. My gosh how many hats can one person wear? But I will say that I need help. If you are reading this, please for the sake of our planet and future generations, join me in Plogging. I understand if you are too busy and can’t do it. I totally get it. The other things you can do are:
- Don’t drink anything from plastic bottles. It’s bad for you and the planet
- Refuse straws!!!!
- Take a coffee cup with you when you get coffee
- Take a bag with you to the grocery store.
- Donate to me so I can continue to share this message.
- Most important DON’T BUY PRODUCE IF IT IS IN PLASTIC.
- Eat Fruits and Vegetables, nuts, beans, grains that are not in plastic (glass is fine.)
That’s not too much to ask is it. And here’s the best part. Once you start doing this you become an Official Earth Angel. And because you are now an Earth Angel, you start having amazingly good luck. Good things will just start coming to you. But you have to do a little effort on your part. The other thing you can do if you cannot muster the strength to do any of the above is that you can share this message with people who are like minded. You know we all have that friend that’s a little crazy for Mother Earth. Send this article to them. You’ll still be an Earth Angel. We just have to do what we can.
Here’s a short video of my puppy Amber and us Plogging. She loves Plogging. Please watch here.
Thank you for being Canonized as an Earth Angel. Just get ready for lots of blessings dear. Also please follow my Blog and Subscribe to my Youtube channel.