Make Small Changes!

These days there is no shortage of seemingly continual bad news and apocalyptic predictions, and at times it can be hard to remain hopeful in this world. And in the conservation of species or special places or unique ways of life, it always seems like an uphill battle. It can really be quite overwhelming. But one of the best and most powerful ways to combat the overwhelm is to start small. By making small choices here and there in the way we do things, we are thinking about solutions, and that makes a mindset that has the power to change big things! So today, we challenge you (and ourselves) to make small changes in our daily lives, to feel like we are doing something to help – and doing things that make us happy. It may seem small, but it’s a change. And these small changes add up to big impacts over your weeks, months, years and lifetime!

Here are some examples of small changes that we make and feel happy about –

Think about taking public transportation more frequently than you might otherwise! It’s an amazing way to see a new city!
Use fabric produce bags rather than plastic ones – we’ll have some available at Christmas Spoken Here on Sunday – made by our amazing volunteer Donna!
Always stash a packable grocery bag in your purse or car and feel free of plastic!
If you love straws and must have one, consider a reusable one that you take on your travels – we’ll have them available on Sunday at the Botanical Gardens!

This wraps up our 12 Days of Turtles! Thank you so much to everyone following along this last 12 Days, we’ve really enjoyed interacting with all of you! We had a great response to our fundraisers, we had several turtles and nests adopted, many of you picked up plastic (and will be getting a t-shirt!), signed up to volunteer, and shared our pages. We are very thankful!

The St. Croix Leatherback Project is supported by the Sea Turtle Census Initiative, which is sponsored by  The Ocean Foundation, which is a 501(c)(3) organization, based in Washington, D.C., but working globally to protect our oceans.

All photos on this website were taken under appropriate Endangered Species Permits during the course of approved research. No photos may be reproduced, or copied and used without permission. Thank you. 

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