About This Blog’s Charitable Mission
I aim to donate a portion of this blog’s proceeds to “Trash Heroes.”
They’re a non-profit that’s near and dear to my heart because volunteers help pick up garbage and clean up areas all over Thailand.
Being Thai, I want to be able to support Thailand any way that I can.
I aim to support the chapter located in the idyllic southern beach town of Khao Lak, Thailand.
I had the pleasure of experiencing first-hand how cleaning up garbage from the streets and the beaches can improve local marine wildlife.
Save Sea Turtles
For years, sea turtles would get caught in broken fishing nets and die.
Other sea turtles would eat plastics thinking it was food.
The plastics create blockages in their stomachs and they die.
In the two years since Trash Heroes started cleaning up garbage along the streets and beaches of Khao Lak, one leatherback sea turtle, the biggest of the sea turtles and endangered, came to shore and laid eggs.
This was the first time in 10 years that it’s happened in Khao Lak.
Eco-Bricks For Orphans
They also create eco-bricks, which are plastic bottles packed with plastics and other garbage.
Instead of being burned or buried in landfills, reclaimed garbage in these eco-bricks are used as building material for houses, yard projects, you name it.
Currently, Trash Heroes is sending their eco-bricks to an orphanage in Thailand to help with the infrastructure.
They do a whole lot more, from school programs to educate kids, to making reclaimed clothing, furniture, and art.
You can read more about that here.
Once you connect yourself to a purpose that’s bigger than yourself, life takes on a whole different meaning.
I used to care only about making money from my blog for the main purpose of making more money.
But now, I see that I can use my blog as a force for positive change that’s greater than myself.
I imagine a future where our children have clean beaches to frolic on, clean oceans to swim in, and marine wildlife to admire and learn from.
“If not us, who? If not now, when?”
It starts with us. Here. Now.
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