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Conservationalistism - September 15, 2020

In the face of the many antiracism protests, we, at Savvy on Waste, also want to say that we care about racism. It had been more than time for victims of racism to no longer stay quiet, but a crash course on racism might not be the way.

It reminds me of the first time I took a reusable bag to the grocery store. I was totally frowned upon. I didn't create a scene but didn't give up either on what I believed. With time and patience, I could have some stores use my bags. I was thrilled when grocery stores started giving 5 cents back for each reusable bag brought to the store as an incentive. The habit has become so ingrained in our lives that, in the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic, consumers sighed in disappointment that they couldn't enter the stores with reusable bags.

What I want to say is that we will get the deserved justice on racism. But rushing things out might create more anger from the very ones we want awareness from because they cannot yet grasp emotionally what is being said or asked. I believe time to learn and to process should be paced so that meaningful contributions can happen, as it happens every day on living a more sustainable life.

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