“Whoever is faithful in very little is also faithful in much, and whoever is unrighteous in very little is also unrighteous in much.”
Rabbi Ed Rosenthal met me in my office. He said, “One fundamental belief every religious tradition shares is that the Earth was created by God and is a gift to us all. We see our work at Repair the Sea as a sacred obligation to protect and steward God’s wondrous creation.” His organization “helps faith-based organizations stop utilizing single-use plastic products when they serve food at their programs.
Every year, in the US alone, over forty billion single-use forks, knives, and spoons are sold. They cannot be recycled and always end up in either landfills or the Ocean. They pollute the water and the land by breaking down into toxic microplastic particles and cause the deaths of countless marine animals and birds, and also poison our own food and water supply.”
He traded single-use plastic knives and forks from the church pantry for more than twice as many biodegradable knives and forks. It’s a little thing but it’s a beginning.