Letting a balloon fly up into the sky is a beautiful sight but have you ever thought about what happens when that balloon inevitably comes back down to earth? If you haven’t you should because the balloons let go for wedding ceremonies and other celebrations are doing enormous damage to our environment and wildlife.
“Balloons Blow is an organization which is raising awareness about this dangerous, global concern. They explain the motivation behind their cause,
‘All released balloons, including those falsely marketed as ‘biodegradable latex,’ return to Earth as ugly litter. They kill countless animals and cause dangerous power outages. Balloons are also a waste of Helium, a finite resource. Balloons can travel thousands of miles and pollute the most remote and pristine places.’” 1
The truth is, balloons can travel thousands of miles, and pollute even the most remote spots, including our oceans where birds, whales, sea turtles, etc…, eat them because they mistake them for food. Once an animal swallows a balloon, it can block its intestinal tract, and starve them to death. But it’s not just the balloon, the ribbons and strings that are often attached can cause entanglement & death, as well.
So what should you do instead? Consider using a decoration that won’t be carried away by the wind or even better, something that’s actually GOOD for the environment: plant a tree.
Erin Elizabeth is a long time activist with a passion for the healing arts, working in that arena for a quarter century. Her site HealthNutNews.com is barely 4 years old, but cracked the top 20 Natural Health sites worldwide. She is an author, public speaker, and has recently done some TV and film programs for some of her original work which have attracted international media coverage. Erin was the recipient for the Doctors Who Rock "Truth in Journalism award for 2017. You can get Erin’s free e-book here and also watch a short documentary on how she overcame vaccine injuries, Lyme disease, significant weight gain, and more. Follow Erin on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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