My Green Trip finds its inspiration in a trip in Malaysia
When we were travelling, we once faced a river devastated by human wastes (plastic bags, glass bottles, tires, metals…). We felt mix feelings: sad, guilty, revolted and useless. We wanted to do something but the waste was so huge that it was impossible for just the two of us.
When, one week later, we saw in a National Park a monkey playing with a plastic bottle, we decided to do something. This time, it was manageable to collect it. We went back to the entrance and asked a plastic bag. In 20 minutes, we filled it in completely with waste and brought it back to the park ranger.
We felt useful and proud of this simple action and started to think of how it would be fantastic if all travellers would do the same. Travellers are usually visiting the same places and want to have a positive impact. So why not facilitating this?
This is how we came with the idea of My Green Trip: to reproduce our simple action at a larger scale.