Galapagos: Big Step Program
Animal Balance introduces BIG STEP:
Believe In Galapagos System To Eliminate Plastics.
Two programs are being introduced under BIG STEP: Blue Foot Recycling Eco Bricks and Tshit to Totes.
Blue Foot Recycling Eco Bricks is a program that compresses non-recyclable waste into bricks for building on the island. These bricks will be used to construct much needed dog houses, fences for conservation protection, and other needed infrastructure in the community.
The T-Shirts To Totes Program recruits volunteers from all over the United States by challenging them to repurpose a t-shirt and sew it into a tote bag. We will distribute these totes throughout the Galapagos to locals and tourists, as a means of replacing plastic bags without creating more waste in the process. When the 300,000 tourists visiting the islands leave, they will be asked to donate a t-shirt at the airport so the community can continue to make reusable totes.
Join us in this pledge by saying no to plastic bags and help protect our planet as one global community!