Saturday 24 November 2007

How one person can make a difference

When confronted with the questions and issues around climate change and global warming, many people say "What difference can I make" and carry on consuming as before.

Thank goodness that Rebecca Hoskings decided to not to follow this approach. After seeing the affect that plastic rubbish was having on the wildlife on Midway Island in the Pacific, she returned home to the town of Modbury and within a month had persuaded all 43 shopkeepers in the town to stop giving away plastic bags and use cloth bags instead. So far, the local shopkeeper reckon they have kept 500,000 bags from ending up in the rubbish.

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