we work hard to make this world a better place!
The time is now to take control of this precious planet that we call home.
Our events focus on activities that give us the ability to, as best we can, positively effect change and prevent further damage to the world around us. Our annual event The “Great Beach Clean-up and Holiday Toy Drive, provides a clean start initiative and further benefits the youngest members of our society.
How It All Started
December 19, 2020, Admittedly the worst date for any event let alone a beach cleanup and Holiday Toy Drive. Not only were we in the middle of a generational pandemic that had businesses closed but it was 5 days before Christmas. Our original goal was to break the consecutive mileage record of 16 miles, our attempted cleanup area was 110 miles from Hobe Sound to Virginia Key. For our Toy Drive, we asked our volunteers to bring a new Toy to be donated to a sick child in one of our local hospitals.
The plan to accomplish this amazing goal was simple, we broke the entire cleanup area into .05 miles sections. Volunteers could pick the section convenient for them and on the day of the Cleanup, they go to their chosen sections and walk south, cleaning the beach as they go. This would clean the entire coastline in just a few hours. The hope was that out of our attempted 110 miles, we could at least get 17 consecutive miles but with Christmas shopping and a pandemic to deal it wasn’t looking good.
Well, we ended up breaking the consecutive mileage record with 25 consecutive miles and just over 43 total miles while collecting over 100 Toys. This showed us that people want to help, they just don’t know how. Our Motto Be The Spark was established and with our continued efforts we can be The Spark of Change throughout not only Florida but the World.
We see a future where all humans actively
participate in effecting a way of life that prevents
further damage to our world while simultaneously
improving our overall quality of life.
Dolphins and whales have a technique where they blow tiny
bubbles from their blowholes as they swim in a circle underneath a school of fish. These bubbles rise up towards the surface making a net of bubbles to trap the fish. As the dolphins move upwards this bubble net gets tighter and tighter grouping the fish closer together whereupon the dolphins can consume their trapped meal. This harmony with nature in using tools made from bubbles is the level we should all strive for in our interaction with nature. Currently the amount of garbage that gets produced as we go about our daily lives needs to stop without delay. We have the ability to think more carefully about how we accomplish our goals of comfort. If the results are not win win win for all concerned we have not thought it thought enough.
WHO WE ARE
Founder OfThe Better Days Foundation
Garret has extensive experience organizing large outdoor events. He believes using a more earth friendly approach to wellness and living in harmony with our planet are paramount to a sustainable future.