December 08th, 2015
making the world a little kinder—South Florida style!
By KIND Editor
Here at KIND, we believe in the importance of being kind to your body, your taste buds, and your world. For our team, being kind to our world comes to life often, but especially on days away from the office where team members turn off their phones and computers, and give back to local communities. We call this KIND ACTivites. A few of our team members recently participated in a KIND ACTivity in South Florida, and one of those team members, Melissa A., shares her reflections here:
When people think of South Florida, they envision sandy beaches, beautiful coastlines and endless sunshine. And they’re right – Miami is a tropical paradise, where ocean views are just as common as those mysterious fall leaves we hear so much about.
The only downside to having such beautiful surroundings is when they’re taken for granted. In Miami’s case, the struggle to keep our coastline clean is an ongoing one. Every year, tons of trash accumulate along Florida’s beaches, threatening delicate aquatic ecosystems.
At KIND, we’re committed to spreading kindness – and sometimes Mother Earth herself is in need of some. Lucky for us, a nonprofit called VolunteerCleanup.org exists right here in our own backyard, and was founded to streamline the coastal conservation process and unite those interested in giving back.
Our local team joined forces with their awesome organization for an afternoon adventure wading deep in the Florida mangroves. From Styrofoam to bottle caps, some of the items we found were pretty common. Others, like the lone high heel we unearthed, were more surprising!
The KIND Movement is rooted in the pay-it-forward mentality – the idea that one small act of kindness can create a positive ripple effect. Spending time with the passionate team at VolunteerCleanup.org, helping to further their mission, inspired us to do just that!
To learn more about VolunteerCleanup.org, visit volunteercleanup.org.