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“Just as ripples spread out when a single pebble is dropped into water, the actions of individuals can have far reaching effects”. ~ Dalai Lama
Imagine dropping a tiny pebble into a still pond. What happens? That one small drop sets off a series of ripples that grow larger and larger, and emanate outward until they span the entire pond. You know this by now, of course, you are that pebble. You can have that kind of impact simply by standing up, speaking out, and living a life that you align with your values.
Over the past 26 days, you’ve learned how every action can have an impact, both positive and negative. And these impacts often reach far beyond the original and intended sphere of influence. In PGC, we focus on the power of simple change and mindful actions. Take a minute to consider the transition in your own life since the first day of PGC. How have you changed? Who have you inspired? What have you learned about your inner power to inspire others? How have seen yourself prompt change?
Actions as simple as filling a reusable water bottle, opting for a cup of fair trade coffee, cooking a FLOSN meal, or stepping outside of your comfort zone to propose change to leaders, strangers, and peers in your community have made you bolder. Your actions have likely strengthened your dedication, intention and passion but have also caused a ripple effect. You, just one person, have fueled change all around you.
We’ve already observed significant ripples from each of you. Right now, every action we each take is vital. Here’s something to always remember along your journey, “Many small people in small places doing small things can change the world.” ~Eduardo Galeano
Now, it’s time to unite all of your PGC experiences and actions. Will you continue to create waves going forward? How can you make your voice heard? Will you include others on this powerful journey to change the course of our planet – because together, we are a massive force for good that is unstoppable! Whether you assert your power in support of ethical businesses, become involved in campus sustainability efforts, organize marches for causes you believe in, conduct important research, or use media to communicate powerful ideas. Find your voice and play an important role in propelling our movement forward.
Take note of our partner, Plastics Pollution Coalition (PPC) working toward a plastic free world. Think about this from PPC’s website: Call to action pick up the trash! “Imagine if you could do something extraordinary for the planet by simply picking up 10 pieces of litter on your travels”. Add to that, no more straws, opt for reusable bottles, bags and utensils when you’re out and about. Just picture the ripple.
Consider all the changes you’ve made in your life PGC life, both large and small. Reflect on the ways you’ve transformed since October 1. Now picture the ripple you’ve prompted with your peers, on your campus, and in your community. It’s BIG, probably much bigger than you can even imagine!
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The way we journey through our lives all comes back to mindset. If you think you can accomplish something, you can! If you think you are a changemaker, you are! If you lead with intention and purpose – your actions will be far-reaching and powerful. It’s all in how you see yourself.
All ripples begin with that single pebble – and you are that pebble. Friends, family, your community have been watching and maybe even participating in your PGC journey. You’ve started a ripple and now it’s time to capture the impact. Today is about being an inspiration for change and witnessing the process.
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You are the power of one. Today we are giving you time to be bold, think deeply and be fearless. How will you start a ripple that won’t stop until you’ve witnessed its impact?
In a few weeks, you’ve become an informed, inspired, and mobilized human. You know so much more than when you started your PGC journey. So, what sort of change do you want to see in the world? It’s time to start looking beyond PGC and thinking about how you can become a true catalyst for change.
We want you to create something that is resonant and impactful, that you could not have dreamed of undertaking on September 30, 2018.
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