Melinda is traveling in #Indonesia 🇮🇩 and investigating the #garbage problem with the local people here is what they have found out and what difficulties they are facing on the way: "On our #journey, we are asking local people about the garbage problem. Many times we have seen locals mindlessly throwing #trash on the ground and into the #ocean. It's not so easy to communicate if you don't speak the language and most of them don't speak English at all or just the basics, but we tried hard to #understand the reasons.
First, a lot of people said the main #reason is the lack of adequate #education📚 The locals don't know how to deal with the trash, and they are not aware of the #consequences. Secondly, the culture is not as #eco-focused 🍃 as it should be. Our host explained that older generation used to throw everything on the ground because the packaging was made of biodegradable banana 🍌 leaves, but with the time the banana leaves have been replaced with #plastic. Third, there isn't a proper system in place to handle the massive amount of #waste. We were struggling to find a trashcan to throw garbage in, and locals steal aluminum trash cans to sell metal. So many people in Indonesia are barely surviving, worried about where & when do they get their next meal.
My conclusion is that we have to be a good example. We need to pick up garbage, even if the people laugh at us. We need to #educate 🗣 locals and even fellow #travelers. We are the ones with the time, the resources and the #knowledge to help change things around. It's not likely that during our trip we will save the #world from drowning in trash, but it will make just that much better. And that matters. 💪🏻 #oneworldinstitute #travel
Episode 1 - wow.. After listening to the audiobook "crushing it" by @garyvee only a few short weeks ago we've been inspired to document our journey to the top of the real estate industry. No script, no expectations, just pure unedited vlogs & podcasts into our lives.
6 months ago, I almost made the biggest financial mistake of my life, by buying the car above.
Delayed gratification is an enormous challenge for teens today, as we feel great pressure to buy new/expensive items so we feel like we fit-in.
Buying the car would have set me back to square-one financially, so it really wouldn't have been wise.
Jay Z said "you can't afford anything, til you can buy it twice". So, I invested the amount I would have paid for the car towards my future - towards a home and an even better car!
Let's not work hard to earn money to impress others, but rather; work hard, save hard and then let your money work for you. #peugeot208gti #startdoinshit
We are so accustomed to seeing images of Uluru as a silhouetted monolith on the horizon that when you finally visit and get up close, it’s many facets and undulations come as quite a surprise. Like everything else, it is in a constant state of erosion and change, and for something so seemingly permanent, its surface is remarkably flaky and brittle. The stories of the Anangu as well as that of the geological creation of the planet are hidden in its many folds, faces, waterholes and caves. I was lucky enough to be hosted by @seitoutbackaustralia while on assignment for @RMWilliamsoutbackmagazine creating words and pictures for Australia In Style – a hard cover coffee table book about lux travel experiences in Australia.
Your ‘why’ should be something that you refer to all the time when you have that lack of motivation or doubts. This is an important process to go through to keep you in it for the long term.
#thefortemethod #why #sustainable #journey