About a year ago, 24-year-old Harrison Mariano, a.k.a Harris M. Sauce, started the “Sauce Challenge.” He started the challenge after going out fishing hundreds of times and noticing how much trash people left near the lakes and oceans. The littering really bothered Harrison, hit home for him, and deeply disturbed him, so he wanted to do something to change it.
The following day, the young fisherman started taking photos of all the trash he came in contact with on our beaches, lakes, estuaries, ponds, and other bodies of water and showed them to his family and friends. He challenged family, friends and strangers alike to “fill up a bag and tag three,” because “it’s a movement, let’s go green!”
Why is this so important?
If we do not help sustain our bodies of water, then we might not have them in years to come. Believe it or not, you drink from these garbage-filled waters. Obviously, workers take out all the trash before the water gets filtered. But, why make those people’s jobs that much harder when we can all work together to save our planet and reduce our carbon footprint?
Should I do the Sauce Challenge?
Yes! Without a doubt, you should. Harrison Mariano started a great movement, and it has already caught on. All the “Sauce Master” asks is that you take a picture of yourself with a full bag of trash you collected, and tag 3 of your friends on social media to ask them to take the challenge as well. Once you have sent in your photo via Instagram, Harris M. Sauce will share your photo with his 12.5k fans, thanking you for helping out. For more information, you can follow Harris on Instagram at @harris_m_sauce.
These are some of the items that people who took the Sauce Challenge found on their local beaches:
- Red Solo Cups
- Glass bottles
- Fishing Line
- Soda Cans
- Water Bottles
- Plastic Straws
- Take-away Styrofoam boxes
So, the next time you are near a beach, take the Sauce Challenge. It’s so simple to pick up some trash in order to help clean up our oceans. By our powers combined, we may not be Captain Planet, but we can surely go a long way to saving our world and live another day with less pollution.
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