Apart from the fact that we are exploring the moon, the mars and in close future the outer space to gain knowledge weather it’s healthy or at least possible to live anywhere else.
As far as I know there is no planet near earth which is even similar to our planet earth. Even though we do find a planet which offers living conditions close to ours there is no guarantee that the inhabitants (could be not real civilized monkeys or far more developed creatures which might not be too amused about visitors) will welcome us with a warm smile and hug. It even could be that the same evolution took place over there like on our planet. In case of this I bet that they either learned to deal with rubbish and environmental protection (in this case they are far more developed than we are) or they do have the same problem what we do have. Either way I bet they definetly wont welcome us with Cheers & Flowers.
To summarize our situation short and easy: we will live on this planet for longer!!! So we actually do need to act so that it’ll stay as beautifull as it is nowadays.
You don’t need to get a membership at Greenpeace or sitting on a small boat freezing your toes off while chasing a Whalefleet (actually would they dare to aim on your little boat with their harpoon???). You don’t need travell to the amazonas to protect trees with your life.
No it’s so easy you wouldn’t believe it!!! Just seperate your rubbish!!!!
Nearly all Hostels are equiped with seperated rubbish containers (Yes believe it!!) and if they are good they even marked what is supposed to get in there … Yes you don’t even have to guess!!!
Only by this little bit you do alot for our nature and even for the Receptionist!!!
Why the Receptionist??? I guess you actually like the Receptionist! He/She is always funny, friendly, smiling, well dressed and will help you with all your needs as good as he/she can. To preserve the poor guy/girl from going through the rubbish just because some backpackers haven’t heard anything from seperating rubbish – just do it. Only that way he/she always will be motivated, friendly and will be happy to sort you out. So it’s in your hands!!!
Just one more example how it’s not supposed to be done: NAPLES (for the germans – Neapel) Just go and read the news. The city is just choking on rubbish.
So again: There wont be another planet to live on in close future. Preserve and care for the one you have! And please make our life a bit easier and do seperate your rubbish!!!!