Sunday, February 5, 2012

Age Doesn't Matter

“Age is something that doesn’t matter, unless you are a cheese.” Billy Burke
I love this quote because at any age we have the ability to think of the next great idea that can solve the world’s greatest problems. And when it comes to the problem of the “plastic soup” of waste floating in our oceans that is the size of TWO continental United States, age truly does not matter.

If you are nine you can make a difference, if you are 70 you can make a difference. We need leaders in every single age group to take on the challenge of eradicating the “plastic soup” of waste.

Remember the first Lady Michelle Obama’s speech I posted on December 20, 2011.
“…leadership is not limited only to those of a certain age or status.  And that kind of leadership is not just about dramatic events that change the course of history in an instant. Instead, true leadership often happens with the smallest acts, in the most unexpected places, by the most unlikely individuals…” Original speech click here.
Today I make an aisle 9 pledge. In my local grocery store aisle 9 is where you can buy plastic storage bags. I will never go down aisle 9 again. We are all capable of small actions that together make a huge difference.
For more information on the “plastic soup” waste, please click here for an incredibly informative and gut wrenching article written by Jon Trujillo. Warning, this article is not for the faint hearted - its brutal and honest.

To view Sarah's middle grade fiction book click here: Paperback and Kindle 

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