Don Luis was right: Although it's easy to eat local foods in Puerto Rico, it's not easy being green in other respects. For instance, I couldn't help but notice all the trash strewn along the beach when we went to El Bañario del Isla Verde. I actually tried to ignore viewing the ugly sight, but my little brother Joel made a comment about seeing the trash. *sigh*
I've also been feeling guilt recently. I know my carbon footprint has grown with all this traveling (i.e., driving, flying) and increased usage of disposable products (i.e., water bottles). But don't get me wrong; it hasn't been all doom & gloom....I've been using my resuable bags in Puerto Rico. And to be sure, I've received my fair share of weird looks for using these bags!! :0)
Anyway, this is a tough post to write. Who wants to consider these environmental issues while on vacation? And who wants to write about seeing eyesores while visiting a beautiful island? Not me. But there's no turning back now. I feel guilt because I see the world in an environmentally-conscious way. And though feeling this guilt is not fun, I wouldn't return to my former state of ignorance.
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