Why do I care ?
I introduced you to Pulau Medang a couple of weeks ago www.f-cubed.net/blog/pulau-medang-where and I’d like to follow up and share with you why I care. Why did I decide to start to blog and IG about this island that few have heard about?
My passion to change the world (I dream big) started in Singapore when I began to plog, which turned into beach cleaning which became a desire to understand how we got the earth in this mess and how we can undo it if at all.
What I learnt was a bit depressing for a while and it got me down, I ranted a bit then moved to an island in the middle of nowhere and calmed down. www.bawahreserve.com
I started to come across links and articles about all the amazing things people are inventing and how many are doing what they can the same all to varying degrees.
There is still more to do which will take time, but I believe could be speeded up with a cash injection and an overthrow of all governments...
When Shane from the Vega introduced me to Amir on Medang, that was it. Here was a man which huge passion to transform his island, had already made strides in the right direction and I feel just needed someone to believe in him.
Since we met we’ve set up Facebook and IG, put some ideas out there, discussed what is needed, created our logo and slogan and ordered out tee shirts.
Honestly, there are times I am so scared that I have made some promises I can’t fulfill to him and am out of my depth. Then I buck myself up and move forward simply because I don’t want to let this island or myself down.
I am no expert in plastic etc but I am an expert in caring - and if Amir and I can show that a small island can change, then we will inspire others to take the first step.
It will take education, a change of mindset, systems and putting ourselves out then and asking for help.
And that is in part why I am writing this blog. I’m asking for help in the form of donations to go towards purchasing a pyrolysis machine. This is a machine that transforms plastic into oil, oil that will be used by the local fishermen in their boats and save them money. It is a way to get rid of the plastic Medang has and boost the economy while we work to reduce what they use. There will hopefully come a time when Medang doesn’t produce enough plastic to make the machine necessary but there are close by islands that we can then work with.
This is what Amir feels his island needs first and I trust him and doing my part to raise the $7500sgd to buy it.
I have spoken to the man who invented it to ensure I understand enough to agree it is what to do and I do. He is happy to talk to others too.
I find it hard to ask for donations and I have only immense gratitude to give in return and a promise to keep sharing as Medang changes and to keep going even when I have no idea !!
Thank you for reading and any help you can offer.
IG : medang_4_change
FB : www.facebook.com/p.medang.3
Link to donate : www.simplygiving.com/appeal/medang4change