Pledge to make more sustainable choices.
Even small changes can make a huge impact.
The world’s coming loose at the seams and it’s happening faster than a hot knife through butter. Oceans full of plastic, devastating floods, heat waves hotter than blue blazes, and droughts so bad the trees are bribing dogs. The earth’s in crisis baby, and it can’t continue. Making good choices isn’t all or nothing—anything you do to help is a step in the right direction. Take the pledge, share it with your friends and family, and do your part in this movement to reduce, reuse, and recycle. I’m counting on you sugar, so go on and Make Mama Proud.
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Full of Plastic
“Americans generate 10.5 million tons of plastic waste a year but recycle only 1 or 2 % of it. An estimated 14 billion pounds of trash—most of it plastic—is dumped in the world’s oceans every year.*” Think that’s bad? Oh honey, I’m afraid it gets much, much worse. You see, all that plastic is not disappearing any time soon. Plastic takes more than 400 years to degrade, so most of it still exists in some form. This is why it’s so important to take that extra step to recycle everything you can, because it sure as heck isn’t going to recycle itself.
I know it’s a funny word, but fracking is no joke. It involves injecting a large amount of freshwater mixed with toxic chemicals (aka “fracking fluids”) into Mama Earth to extract oil or gas, and is used to acquire the chemicals needed to produce 99% of plastics. And baby, it makes me ill! “2 percent of the billions of gallons of fracking fluid created by drillers every year equals hundreds of tons of toxic chemicals… Even worse, the oil and gas industry has no idea what to do with the massive amount of contaminated water it’s creating. Fracking fluids and waste have made their way into our drinking water and aquifers.*”
Ready for Change
I’m running out of time, sugar. We all are. That’s why it’s so important for you to remember the three Rs—reduce, reuse, and if all else fails, recycle! I only have so much to give, and once my resources are depleted, I can’t help you anymore. It may seem small, but it’s not. You see,“it is possible to dramatically reduce the pressure we place on these resources. For example, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, recycling 1 ton of paper saves the equivalent of 17 trees and 7,000 gallons of water.*” You really can make a difference, we call can.