Luis's Story

My Commitment

Throughout the course of Earth Camp, I was able to realize how much water we waste in a regular basis, a cruel reality that would later in a future have extreme consequences in our lives. Water that can be saved by simply reducing the time of our showers, water that later in the future we might not be able to enjoy. Eleven days were enough to become conscious of the impact that “navy showers”, can have in our community. The concept “navy showers” is based in simply turning the water off while you apply shampoo and body wash to your body, there is no point in having the water running when it is not in use. Adding to the routine shower of a person in Arizona, how many times have you heard someone whining of the intense heat in the city? And then they still go and take a hot shower in the middle of the summer.  By taking cold showers instead of hot one, you will not only feel better but you would be saving energy (money), and at the same time you will be contributing to our planet, becoming a Leader for a Shared Planet, just like me. It might sound hard but we all can sacrifice something for the planet in the one we stand, a simple thing can make an enormous difference when we unite, I’m committing to the “navy shower”!

Day 5

Today I woke up extremely anxious, I was ready to start navigating the Green River for the first time on my own. We all woke up early in the morning to eat breakfast and then start rowing in the duckies. When we were ready to go we were told to grab a partner and stand by the side of a ducky, Ulises and I decided to go together.  At the beginning it was the most difficult thing ever, we would only be spinning in circles and crash into other duckies. Later on approximately after 15 minutes of disaster, we had mastered the canoeing process. When we arrived to our camp site everything was right, but later we hiked up to “Three canyons”,  were I observed the beauty of the river and its surroundings, at that moment I knew I had to do something for our environment and protect those amazing sites that nature had offered us.