Monday, October 15, 2012

Change the World

This post is a part of Blog Action Day- "The Power of We"

Nestled high up in the Himalayas, Ladakh was an unspoilt paradise till tourists discovered the charms of its barren landscapes and Buddhist monasteries. They brought with them the polythene bag revolution; everyone wanted them. Like in every other part of India, garbage dumps were soon overflowing with polythene bags. Cows starting eating them, and falling sick; many even dying.
They could have waited for government to ban polythene bags, but the locals chose to do something about it themselves. They banded together and convinced the local community to boycott polythene bags.
Ladakh is now back to being an unspoilt paradise.
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."
Margaret Mead

This is the fourth year that I am going to be a part of NaBloWriM. The Plan is to elaborate (in 100 words) on a quote that touched my heart- let's see how far this takes me. If I can tie it in with the writing prompt, so much the better!

1 comment:

Margot Kinberg said...

Natasha - What a wonderful story of the power we have as individuals! Thank you for that reminder :-)


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