In February, I wrote an article in relation to bottled water. You can read it here to get up to speed. The article recieved all sorts of feedback from constructive and educational (Thanks Ando_F), to boring with no purose through to inspiring and supportive.

Following, I decided to cease using plastic bottles and paper cups for my coffee . I chose to use an Alluminium water bottle that goes with me everywhere, and a coffee mug which hangs from my back pack 24/7 to support my addiction to coffee.

Online education, touching my heart have gone 30 steps further creating this infograph on the “facts about bottled water”.

My daughter yesterday went to the shop at our local surf club for a drink and came back with a bottle of water. My daughter is 6 years old and she looked at me and said, “I asked for some water dad and the lady just gave me this, I didnt know what to do”. “I will put it on my medside and use it for my night bottle”.

I can not recall once telling my Mia about our plan to stop using bottled water. Kids just follow their parents lead, they listen and follow. Education plays an enormous role in making the right choices. So does creating an example and action.

I spoke at a function in Melbourne last week and opened up with the line. “I believe that today, more so than at any other time in history, individuals can create change more so, than the largest companies in the world”. It is a big statement and after the event, a girl who was listening on the night came strolling across the room and made a point of informing me I was wrong. “it takes a group of people” she informed me . We then discussed that all groups are started by someone willing. 1 person.

On her departure that night, she came up to me and informed me that she will be implementing a plan to reduce the environmental footprint at Melbourne University in 2010. I believed her.

What are you going to do?

Ben Rennie
Infograph via Online education (CLICK FOR A LARGER VIEW)