I am instituting a change in the camp today. If there are less than 15 people to cook for, we will use regular bowls, plates and cups. I was getting concerned about the fact that a case of paper plates that were non recycled were being burned every day. It means more work for me as the cook but I stand behind what I believe. And want to walk the talk.
A common theme over the past 20 years has been how much children have changed from when we were growing up in terms of how they show respect. I know that for the most part in the 1960's, anyone in a position of authority commanded respect which included parents, teachers, police officers, principals, bosses, coaches and anyone else we viewed in some way as a person in authority. We in fact were taught to "obey" and do as we were told; no questions asked. Many of those people did command respect but unfortunately many of them abused their position of power and felt they were licensed to say and do whatever they wanted simply by virtue of the position they held.
I think that one way to create a greener and cleaner environment, is to start small, with litter. We need an anti-litter campaign, like the Pitch In campaign when I was a kid. We need to use trash cans, encourage others [our friends, family and co-work