Intense Food Intensive Trip 2012
The Food intensive trip was just that, INTENSE. I learned a lot, and it was very thought provoking. One thing that I was really critical about was the berry farm. When he said that they had a dam that prevented salmon from going up stream, I was really wondering if they cared more about their produce and watering their plants than helping the fish population. Don't they know that 90% of the fish are gone? Yea they give berries to their community and have health insurance for their workers, but what do they do to help their environment? I did not know that fish are almost extinct because of the things that we do to our home, earth. It really got me motivated to actually send them a letter and asking them if they are able to get their water from somewhere else so that they are able to bring the salmon population up. I would really like to help the environment in any way possible. I want this earth to be inhabitable for many years to come. This motivated me to get my voice out there and advocate change for the better.
Another thing that gave me motivation to stand for what I believe in and change the world for the best is when we were at the Heirloom Expo, I saw a man who was singing for change. He was talking about how the government is able to use other things than oil and petroleum for plastic and materials that are hurting our environment. I really liked what he was saying. Then, all of a sudden this man tells him that he had to be quiet because people did not want to hear about what he was saying. The man did not care, and kept on going. Five minutes later, the same man returns and shuts him off by lowering his volume. That was really sad because the man was getting his word out there and they just shut him off. People really wanted to hear what he was saying and he was speaking the truth. This showed me that no matter if people hate, I should step up and continue the journey. I have to be the change I want to see in the world.