Sunday, April 22, 2012

Kuleana living along the Peace River

As the skies began to clear here in central Florida, after two days of much needed rain, my wife and I decided to take a walk along the Peace River.  I did not have the time or energy to make it to the Gulf coast, but I wish I had.  The winds were blowing in the 20kts+ rang.  It would have been a great day for wave sailing.  So rather than letting the great weather pass without getting outdoors and enjoying the beauty of the river we took a walk.  
Our mantra at KULEANA ADVENTURES is to do our best to live in a responsible, sustainable way.  As you can see from the photos, we took a few minutes to clean up the area.  The part of the river we visited is frequented by people who kayak, fish, hunt for fossils and other wise use this section to enjoy being in the outdoors.  Not everyone is going to have the same sense of KULEANA living that we do, so we try to make up for what they lack by going a bit out of our way to clean up what they leave behind.  It’s not hard and we find that we actually feel good about what we can get done in just a few minutes of work.
Who knows what sea turtle or water fowl or bottle nose dolphin we might have saved by taking the time to pick up the trash left behind by others.  And it makes the great outdoors look nice for the next person.
Do you know what the most common form of trash found in our oceans is?  Take a look at the “findings” from the 2012 International Coastal Cleanup. 
The KULEANA life style means enjoying the privilege of living on a beautiful planet, but at the same time taking care of it by living in a responsible way.  It's really not that hard to do!

No comments: