We purchased a house in Puerto Rico in November of 2018 in a beautiful little community on the east side of the island known as Palmas del Mar. We officially moved in and made Puerto Rico our home on January 1, 2019. In February of 2019 I set out on a mission to get a recycling program throughout Palmas (currently there’s only one in a small section), and to make Palmas PLASTIC FREE!
No more plastic straws, plastic bags, and styrofoam take-out containers… all of which are things that get used once for a very short time (sometimes just minutes) and then spend hundreds of years in our landfills and oceans.
I’m thrilled to report that this mission is almost achieved! These pics are a snapshot of the feature article in our Palmas community magazine about these two initiatives and the progress we’ve made.
Every day I look out at our incredible ocean view full of gratitude, AND I feel compelled to do whatever I can to help ensure future generations get to enjoy our gorgeous planet. Most of us care about leaving a healthy clean planet for future generations (even those that disagree with climate-change) and when we combine our efforts, even just micro actions, it collectively makes a big impact.
I’m sharing with you something that I did in my local community in hopes of giving you some ideas and inspiration to do something in yours.