Mother Earth is in trouble and it is because of us. As harsh as that may sound, it is a fact that throughout the centuries we humans have increasingly become the single most destructive influence in the environmental deterioration of the planet.
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Based on an anthropocentric point of view, we have come to see ourselves as the owners of an inexhaustible warehouse called Earth. Philosopher Rene Descartes stated that “the main purpose of modern science is to provide humans with the tools to conquer over matter and become lords and masters of nature.” This attitude has created a massive environmental tragedy.
Enter Operación RichCoast. A grassroots, privately-funded project created and led by 2 expats, Julie Vigneault, a Québécoise, and Sandy Schmidt from Germany, this beach clean initiative congregates environmentally minded volunteers in a single purpose: to pick up as much beach garbage as possible.