This shocked me: 91% of our “recycled” waste doesn’t actually get recycled. A whopping 79% of that still ends up in the landfill. When I say this to other people, and almost everyone responds with “What is the point of recycling anyway?”
Sometimes, to remind myself of why it is so important to keep Sprout going, I look back at some of the words of participants in our programs and trips. I smile, maybe get a little misty-eyed, and get inspired to keep going! Here’s a few selections I found this evening in the Sprout Archives.
A moment burned in my brain happened early one morning as kids rose sticky-eyed from their small safari tents. It was our first morning waking up in our savanna camp in view of Mt. Kilimanjaro. We had arrived late the night before, so the only thing the kids knew was the flurry of activity of setting up camp in the dark: sweat, hustle and a cloud of dust. But now it was morning, and the mist covering the mountain was starting to burn off in the heat of the rising sun.