pollution is personal

Pollution involves the introduction of waste or contaminants into the natural world, causing adverse and potentially catastrophic changes.

Often pollutants are a result of processes or behaviors that generate benefits to some, without regard for consequences to all.

Call the act of polluting ‘short-sighted’ or ‘selfish’, but changes of heart (and thus behavior) are not inspired by name calling. Also, scare tactics rarely work for more than the time it takes to scream and run.

What is made personal can be powerful.

pollution-from-the-sea_w725_h478 photo: Hollingsworth, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Write for change: Tell the story Pollution, A Love Story in reverse, beginning with the trash that washed up on this shore.