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Puerto Rico: Replace Garbage W/ Flowers and Fruit Trees!
I have been living in the beautiful lost paradise that is Puerto Rico for the last 8 years and over the last 5 years. When I say lost paradise, I say that because I feel that this beautiful paradise has gotten lost because the people have neglected it for far too long. It is the reason why I want to see Puerto Rico replace garbage with flowers and fruit trees.
I have been on a crusade to raise awareness to all the litter around this island, as I chose to be the guardian of the beaches and rivers as I grew tired of seeing such a beautiful island be neglected and disrespected by the people.
I would walk through the beaches and rivers with signs that I made with aggressive messages to wake people up to this reality. Also, would pick up trash day in and day out so that others could follow my example.
Here we have this beautiful tropical island with so much vast land with nothing but garbage. Garbage is what seems to be what the people continue to grow. When there could be fruit trees and flowers all over this whole island. Just like the all the mango trees found scattered throughout the island, there should also be fruit trees of many different varieties. Avocados, Jackfruit, oranges galore.
I want to see this beautiful island and our beautiful world, replace garbage with fruit trees and flowers. In order so that it could live up to the paradise that it truly is. I think it should start with communities. Cleaning up their neighborhoods and planting fruit trees, so that they could share them like they do the mangoes. Plant beautiful flowers for the birds and the bees, butterflies and other wildlife.
Hurricane maria knocked many of the trees down. I believe we must take the initiative to regrow what was destroyed. We should also stop destroying it further by treating this paradise like a landfill.
Let’s start being the change. Lets stop accepting garbage as normal. let’s start taking action to make this island and this world that is our home a better place wherever we are.
What do you think should be done about all this litter? Do you think Puerto Rico and our world in general needs more fruit trees? Please let me know what you think. Please leave comments down below!
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