The past August 24th, The Agency held our annual Global Clean Up. This initiative was born a few years and aimed to give back to our community. As the name states, The Agency family showed up in every city and town where we have acted to remove trash from lakes, beaches, parks, and a wide variety of places. Working together, we accumulated over 543 hours of service and gathered around 1,100 lbs of trash.
On this day, we left our desks and computers. We put on hold our activities with buyers and sellers for a few hours to this activity which left a beautiful sense of community and awareness about how to do more to protect our wonderful planet.
Mankind is so caught up in everyday life that we forget every action and everything we consume impacts the environment. If you have read my previous blog posts, you know I am a nature enthusiast and an avid believer that we should leave our home better than we found it for future generations. But that was not always like that; I have been changing my lifestyle over the past few years when I realized we only have one planet we can call home.
That realization came from spending more time surrounded by nature, noticing changes in the wildlife activity underwater on our favorite beaches, and noticing everywhere we go, there’s trash waiting to be picked up. According to a report by the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD), only 9% of plastic waste was recycled globally in 2019. Over the past 30 years, plastic consumption has quadrupled.
I am not asking you to give up your current dietary or consumption habits but to be more conscious about how to enhance the way we reuse, reduce, and recycle; I am not asking you to throw away every piece of plastic you may have, but to examine the entire cycle of it, from where you got it to where it will finish; and not just plastic, also everything you buy, so you know how to use it best the next time.
There are simple activities we all can do to make a positive impact in our community, such as buying in bulk stores bringing your own containers; asking for ¨agua de la casa¨ when you visit a restaurant instead of a bottle of water; refusing single-use food containers; finding a new purpose to things you already have; recycling; pick up trash wherever you go, it does not matter is not yours; and the list goes on. Remember reducing your residues will always be better than recycling.
My intention is not to sound pessimistic or urge you to act over global warming, which to some people might not be a thing, but rather act over the evidence we have in front of our eyes.
I believe we all should engage in activities like our Global Clean Up once in a while to be reminded of what we do and how we impact the environment and directly or indirectly our lives.
If you want to be part of our next Clean Ups, please let me know, I will inform you of future activities, or if you want more information about where to bring your recycling in Cabo, San Jose, or info about bulk stores, hit me up. If
If you plan to become part of our Los Cabos Community, I can take you on a tour of our active listings, but please, help us keep this beautiful place as gorgeous as it is.
We humans are not masters of the world, we should learn we are part of it.