The grassroots movement, JUST ONE THING, has been launched and the JUST ONE THING Alliance is now a domain hosted by Moonlight Mesa Associates, Inc. along with Westerns Whales and Oceans. Please join this exciting enterprise and help spread the word.
The idea behind JUST ONE THING (aka JOT) is simple. If every person does JUST ONE THING to help alleviate plastic use and waste, it could make an astounding difference in the amount of plastic pollution—at least in this country and its coastal and inland waters. It would also send a message, albeit slowly, to the hundreds of plastic producers who yearly spew out billions of plastic products and take no responsibility for the devastation their products cause.
No one is suggesting that people go “plastic free,” which is near impossible in today’s world anyway. However, there are small things people can do that can add up to colossal results. Just choose one form of plastic use that you’re willing to eliminate from your life. (Single-use plastic is easiest to eliminate.)
This movement may start as a whisper, but when a sufficient number of people have had enough of the plastic trash we’re drowning in, their voices could become a roar that the plastic industry can’t ignore.
(At the outset it’s obvious that plastic has many important uses and is now an intrinsic part of our lives. It’s never going to go away, which would not be a problem if there were responsible, adequate recycling programs and plastic producers stepped up and took responsibility for their product and the damage it’s causing the ocean, all waterways, and all life on earth.
Now more than ever people need to think of something besides Covid-19 and the hardships this has caused every single person. Between the pandemic, the riots, and the upcoming election, people may often feel too overwhelmed or depressed to take on “a cause.” Even here at Moonlight Mesa we have found ourselves bemoaning these issues and too often neglecting the JOT Alliance, the dwindling Southern Resident Pod of Orcas, plastic pollution clogging the oceans and filling the air and, regretfully, climate change, which has become more and more difficult to deny. But despite the turmoil we are currently living through, we can still do something to make things better – small things add up!
Here is one excellent item to start with:
Please join us in controlling plastic use and waste: you can contact us at cookie@westernswhalesandoceans if you’d like your name added to our growing list.
Moonlight Mesa Associates, Inc. Robert Walton, Author Vin Libassi,
Simplistic Skin and Massage J.R. Sanders, Author Coffield Marine
Widget Creek Engineering Jeff Bridges Casey Tibbs Center
The Ocean Foundation Five Gyres Institute Costco Corp.
The Whale Museum, Fri. Harbor Plastic Pollution Co. Jeff Bridges
Save Our Wild Salmon Coalition International Whaling Commission