Today is #earthday, a day where we should stop and reflect on how our daily actions are impacting our planet.

I just saw baobabs in Madagascar. These amazing trees are basically the dinosaurs of the floral family; they can live for thousands of years and have probably seen a lot of things. Yet, people have carved their names into the sides to forever show that they were here at some point in time. Why do humans feel the need to make their mark permanent?

I strive to reduce my waste, especially in regards to plastic. Plastic NEVER leaves the planet. It takes hundreds of years to decompose into tiny plastic particles, and these never leave. They settle into the oceans where they also make their way into fish, whales and other sea life. And if you eat fish, you might also be eating plastic! It’s very easy to reduce your plastic waste: bring a cloth bag, reuse the plastic bags you do have, use a reusable water bottle, wear your plastic flip flops until they have multiple holes worn through them.

You don’t need to live a completely sustainable life, I fly a lot of places so I don’t believe my carbon footprint can ever be erased, but we can all make small changes to help the planet!

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#arts4change, kusafiri in madagascar

I was planning a trip to Africa and knew that Jen was also going to be there. I initially didn’t think I was going to be there at the same time, but decided to change my plans so I could be. And she then asked me if I could be a part of the Planning Team for #Arts4Change, Kusafiri in Madagascar. And I said, why not?!

As a member of the Planning Team, I’ve been supporting with event prep, logistics and coordinating social media.

We have engaged followers by having a competition to name the event mascot, the very cute lemur that you see in the event logo above. We started a brand new twitter account so we can grow reach of not only this event, but Kusafiri World Centre as a whole.

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