A meeting which changed my life
I find my story pretty interesting. My story is about how I realized the importance of environment and the great role that society must play in solving the problem of pollution. It was last year in spring. I was returning home with my parents by car from our detached house and when we were crossing the bridge I saw a man who was trying to lug three boxes full with bottles .I asked my father to stop and I went to help that man. When I came up to that man I realized that he is not Armenian he was American . I must say honestly that it was a shame for me, because he was a foreigner but he was thinking about our environment more than many Armenians do .After I found that he was the Ambassador of America in Armenia. I was amazed with that surprise. We walked to his place, which was about walk for 10 -15 minutes. So we were talking about different thing such as education, I told him about my projects at our students consul and about my social activities. After collecting that bottles would send them to special center for recycling.
Before all this I thought that ok I am not making my environment dirtier, I am trying to keep clean my city, I am trying to use less water if it is not necessary I, am trying to save energy. But after I understood an important thing- we are responsible not only for us but also for others’ actions too. Because this is not only a local problem this is everyone’s problem. So the sample of John Heffern was so educative for me. So after that every weekend I am organizing small groups of young people and we are going to our parks or other places where are bottles, paper or metal and other litter like that. So anyway I will keep on doing all this and I think that this is my mission. Moreover I am going to set up an organization of young people who will stand beside me and we all together will fight against pollution.