🌿 THE BYSTANDER EFFECT 🌿
The bystander effect is a social phenomenon where people are less likely to help a victim while others are around. One of the main reasons of this is diffusion of responsibility, assuming that someone else will take the responsibility instead.
The Bystander Effect is specific to victims, in particular human victims, however the same concept can be applied to humans helping the environment, who is a victim everyday. We can go online and see all of our fellow advocates of the earth taking steps to make changes and assume that the work is being taken care of.
Although there are so many AMAZING people out there doing their best work, we need EVERYONE to take steps to make a change. 7 billion people could all make one simple change and make an enormous impact on the issue today.
What can you do to make a change today to help the environment?
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Conscious Crates mission is not only to educate but help people like us to find eco friendly & sustainable options at an affordable, convenient, & fair price. Keep checking back for more education content while we continue to stock our shop until it’s perfect for you!
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🐠Plastic is ALREADY toxic before it ends up in our oceans and shouldn’t be used as ANY type on consumption! 🐠
Plastic never degrades, but breaks down into smaller pieces over long periods of time. During the breakdown process, the plastic acts as a sponge, eventually absorbing toxic chemicals that could eventually be consumed by humans.
Hawaii is a beautiful place full of blue skies, clear water, and jaw dropping sunsets 🌺 But even the most breathtaking places in the world aren’t immune to waste pollution.
Besides being known for Mai Tai’s, Luau’s, and beaches for miles, Hawaii is also known for being the home of Plastic Beach, which is considered to be one of the dirtiest places on earth!
Kamilo Beach, located on shores of the Big Island, isn’t exactly what you’d picture when you think of a beach day in Hawaii. Instead of having perfect sand and waves, most people are taken back by the mass amounts of plastic that has overtaken its beauty. 🥀
The beach is an accumulation zone for plastic trash that has made it to land from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, which is an enormous patch of plastic waste discovered in the 1980’s, is located in the Pacific between California & Hawaii. The patch size is unknown & estimations vary as some have related it to the size of Texas while others have compared it to the massive land of Russia.
The debris found on Plastic Beach consists of 90% plastic materials from both household products & fishing materials. There are also tiny pieces of plastic called Micro-plastics that end up absorbing toxic chemicals before they get eaten by the life in the sea. 🐠
Household products we use today may not be the only cause, but it is a leading cause! What can you do to reduce your contribution to the destruction of beautiful places like these?
We are SO excited that we got our hands on our first official Conscious Crates product today! 🌿 We can’t WAIT until we can finally share this with you!
We knew immediately that we intended to sample one for ourselves, so not only was it the anticipation of officially being able to say we owned our first products for our store that’s going to help us get closer to accomplishing our mission, but we were able to check another eco swap off of our own personal list! ✅
The funny thing was though, when we went to grab our sample to try, we found ourselves feeling a little scared. Our minds filled with what if scenarios like what if we don’t love it as much as our old non sustainable one? What if we revert back to our old comfort zones? What if we WANT to switch but aren’t ready to make the commitment? 🤯
Fear & comfort are important reasons why we as a society haven’t changed. It’s easier to do & use what we know versus something that we aren’t sure of because it’s out of the norm. We KNOW plastic. We live, eat, and breathe it in some cases. Its the same logic for cars, coal, deforestation, and more. It’s comfortable to use it because it appears that everyone already does despite what we know about it. I know there are plenty of people who were like us, people who wanted to do something for so long to make the world a better place but continued to go with the flow because it was more conveniently available & priced 👎🏼
Ignoring those fears, we took the plunge and used the new eco conscious version of that product anyway. We are happy to report that NONE of those fears came true and the switch was completely worth it! We LOVED the new version that we will be selling in our shop coming soon & had no problem giving our old version a final goodbye. We realized that even though for a split second, this small but important change seemed scary, but it turned out to be just fine in the end!
After feeling a little scared anyway, we decided that our Tuesday Tip to you is to take the plunge into the life you want to live, because you’re only one decision away from living a totally different life 🌱
Continue to check back for updates on our eco shop coming soon! We want to hear from YOU on what your first eco swap was & whether you still use that swap today!