The basics of HTML (it’s pretty cool)

Sup peoples!

Soooo, you’ve decided to learn some HTML (aka HyperText Markup Language), huh. How cool is that. VERY MUCH c00l. What is HTML, you may be wondering. Basically, it’s the structure of a web page. You know those websites that we ever so often go to as we’re on the google. YUP THOOOOSE! I know.. pretty mind blowing and cool. Okay, so, aside from being the literal skeleton of all web pages (woah), HTML is what lets you (the user) see those images, texts, videos, etc. YOU KNOW WHAT’S EVEN FLIPPING COOLER?? Wait, I need a sec to compose myself, I’m not screaming, I’m just excited.

Okay, back to what I was saying. You’re about to learn some HTML basics (aka the first step when creating a website). YOU READY??!! Let’s goo:

 

What you need:

First offff, you’ll need two programs: an editor and a browser.

Here’s a few examples you can use for an editor:

Online website. CodePen is social development environment where you can build and test your code, learn and discover other people’s projects, and more! You can use this as your online editor to start coding! This one already has the editor and the output it will show for the code you put 🙂

Free and open source code editing software! This is the one I use majority of the time and it’s pretty good.

Sublime Text is one of the best editors, in my opinion. However, I think that after a certain period, you’re going to need to pay to continue using this one. 

A browser is used for viewing and testing your website, a few examples for a browser: Google (I recommend using this one), Safari, and Firefox.

 

HTML Element Anatomy:

quick side note: HTML is made of elements. Majority of the time (not all of the time tho!!) an Html Element consists of two tags (one opening and closing tag).

Here’s a lil diagram to show a paragraph element:

html element anatomy

mini breakdown of <p> element (psst it’s the image above hehe) anatomy: 

  • Element name:

This is the name of the element you are using. In our example, we used a <p> element, this would change if you were putting a video, image, header, etc.

  • Opening tag:

This would have the name of the element, in the example above its p. The name of the element is wrapped in an opening and closing angle bracket. 

  • Element Content:

This is the content of your element. In our example, it’s the text saying: ur cool (which you are very much so btw). 

  • Closing tag:

Although not all elements have a closing tag (such as an image element), in the case of the <p> element there is one. It’s almost exactly like the opening tag EXCEPT it has a forward slash before the element name.

 

HTML Document Basics To do (to do, to do, to do, to do, to doooo):

To tell the browser that the document you are uploading is a HTML document, start the first line with: <!DOCTYPE html>

To start and end the html document, you wrap all the content with the <html> element.

Inside the <html> document, there are two sections: head section and body section.

About the head section: uses the <head> element. Inside this section, put <meta charset=”utf-8“>, this element indicates and sets the character of your document. Aside from the <title> element which sets the title of your page, another thing I want to mention is that the information put in the head section does not appear to your page’s viewers. 

About the body section: uses the <bodyelement. This part of the html document has all the content you want to show to your website user. 

Headings:

There are six different headings. These headings have a lot of different purposes such as for articles, descriptions, titling, and more. Ordered from largest to smallest in size, here are the list of heading elements:

  • h1

\\ Code:

<h1> This is what the header looks like using h1 </h1>

\\ Output:

This is what the header looks like using h1


  • h2

\\ Code:

<h2> This is what the header looks like using h2 </h2>

\\ Output:

This is what the header looks like using h2


  • h3

\\ Code:

<h3> This is what the header looks like using h3 </h3>

\\ Output:

This is what the header looks like using h3


  • h4

\\ Code:

<h4> This what the header looks like using </h4>

\\ Output:

This is what the header looks like using h4


  • h5

\\ Code:

<h5> This is what the header looks like using h5 </h5>

\\ Output:

This is what the header looks like using h5

  • h6

\\ Code:

<h6> This is what the header looks like using h6 </h6>

\\ Output:

This is what the header looks like using h6

Paragraphs: 

This element is defined with the <p> tags. This is a paragraph.

\\ Code:

<p> hallo u amazing human </p>

\\ Output:

hallo u amazing human

Divs: 

A div (aka division, element, or a container) is the most usable tag in web development and it is used to separate out data in the web page and group elements in your HTML together which can later be styled with CSS. A div can contain any HTML elements, such as links, texts, images, or videos. A div is usually given a unique id to distinguish it from other div elements. 

 

Attributes: 

Attributes are used for putting more information for an item and expanding an element’s tag. Attributes are added to the opening tag of an element and include a name and a value. There should be a space between the attribute and element. The attribute name should be followed by an ‘=’ sign. The attribute value should be wrapped by an opening and closing quotation mark.

 

Lists: 

There are ordered lists and unordered lists. Unordered lists are lists where the order of the list doesn’t matter, these types of lists are wrapped in a <ul> element. On the other hand, an ordered list have an order that matters and is wrapped in a <ol> element. After declaring what type of list you want, each item inside the list is wrapped in a <li> (aka list item) element.

unordered list 

\\ Code:

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\\ Output:

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ordered list

\\ Code:

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\\ Output:

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Image: 

IMAGES!! To add an image to a web page you will be using the <img> element. HOWEVER this element is lil bit different because it doesn’t have a separate closing tag. It actually has a self-closing tag. I’ll show what this means in the example below. An <img> element contains these attributes:

  • src

The src should be set to the image’s source, URL, location, or file name. 

  • alt (aka alternative text)

This is a description for the image. If the photo is not loading properly or the user of your website is visually impaired the alt attribute is a descriptive text that will help in those cases. It also helps with SEO (aka Search Engine Optimization).

Video: 

Aside from images, you can also add videos using HTML! To add a video you will need to use the <video> element. There is a closing and opening tag. The attributes for a video are these: src, width, height, and controls (allows for basic video controls like pause, play, and skip).

tip: indentation is great for organization and you should really use it in your code!

Okie dokie 🙂 that’s going to be allll for now peeps! Hope that you found this useful and fun hehe. Now, go make a file on your editor, write some code, experiment, save the file (making it end it .html), and test it out on a browser!

Yours truly,

L.O.A.S.H


© Elizabeth Anne Villoria

On Covid-19

A new norm. That’s what we’re faced with. It’s crazy what’s been happening.

As of July 22, 2020, worldwide:

Cases: 15,314,719

Deaths: 624,538

Recovered: 9,243,230

We are always learning new things that come and so maybe by the time that you come across this, numbers and accuracy of the current information I’m sharing may have changed. My heart goes out to everybody going through this time. 

The virus was originally detected in Wuhan, China.

Beginning Timeline:

December 31, 2019:

world health organization gets alerted

Although the World Health Organization (aka WHO) was alerted about a flu-like cases in Wuhan on December 31, 2019 (just before the new year was about to happen), no action was taken because back then they didn’t suspect it to be that severe yet.

January 11, 2020:

first death in Wuhan, China

The first death report: a 61-year-old man on January 1st who checked himself in the hospital on December 27 because suspected of the flu.

January 13, 2020:

confirmed case in Thailand

The first confirmed case outside of china was known to be in Thailand. 

January 17, 2020:

second death in Wuhan, China and another case in Thailand

The second death reported in Wuhan of a 69-year-old man. Another case in Thailand is reported, a 74-year-old woman.

January 21, 2020:

first case in the US, more confirmed cases show up, china reports more deaths and cases rise

A man, in his 30s, who traveled back to the US from China, is confirmed the first Coronavirus case in the US, Washington state. Hong kong (person in their 30s) along with Taiwan (woman in 50s) confirms first cases. China confirms two more deaths (a 66 year old man and 48 year old woman). By this time, there was about 300 confirmed cases in China.   

January 23, 2020:

transportation shut down

Steps are being taken to try and stop the spread of the virus. Wuhan announces the shut down of all transportation. Take note that Wuhan is home to 11 million people. Beijing cancelled fairs and large gatherings. Singapore has its first confirmed case.

Fast forward to today:

There are 213 countries affected by Covid-19. Millions of confirmed cases. Hundreds of thousands of lives taken. 

There is currently no vaccine yet. However, they are working on making one. 

Events (like Coachella, TED, NBA, GDC, Shopify, and more) have been cancelled. Tourism has taken a big hit.

Countries and cities have gone into lockdown. Some example of places that have undergone lockdown would be: Beijing, Italy, Leicester, Manila, Iran, Germany, and more.

Schools have closed.

Cruise ships gets headlines as they go through quarantine.

Groceries had to put limits on the quantities on food that could be bought per family. 

The economy takes a hit.

Millions of people have lost their jobs. 

However a lot of places are slowly starting to reopen and lift restrictions. Some places have even opened up their schools. The result of this have been mixed as some have gotten their number of cases spike up again. 

What should we be doing?

Let’s look at the health strategy that’s been going around, A.K.A Flattening the Curve.

What the heck does that mean?:

Before learning how to do this flattening thing, let’s first learn what the curve actually is. First off, the number of cases shown when flattening the curve refers to a projected number of people who will get covid over a period of time, not the actual amount of people who have it currently. In a chart, this curve we’re talking about, actually it’s two curves, are shown. One of them shows the spread of the virus with protective measures and steps taken to slow it down (we’ll get more into these details in a little bit), whereas the other curve shows the virus spread without protective measures. Although the number of cases are the same for both curves, the difference is that one of them (the curve that took the extra measures) has a more gradual rise of cases rather than just a huge spike of people getting Covid infections in a short span of time.

Why is this important?: 

There’s only so much that the medical equipment and the health-care system can take at a time. Without any measures to slow the spread of infection, there would be overwhelmingly amount of cases that wouldn’t allow the health care system to properly give people better access to care, hospital beds, ventilators and treatments. 

Here’s an example:

We have a city called ABC (real creative there- okay, not the point) and in this city there are about 100+ people and 10 front-liners (the doctor and nurses in this case). For simplicity sake, we’ll say that there is only one hospital in the city and there are currently traveling restrictions in place, preventing people from leaving the city. The number of people who will contract the virus is projected to be 100 in a span of about 5 months. If no actions were taken to prevent the fast spread, there could be 100 people going to the hospital in the span of two months, making it the biggest struggle for only 10 doctors and nurses to cope with the few supplies and vital medical they have in such a short period time. However, if health and safety measures were to be implemented and followed, basically how it would be if we worked to flatten the curve, then we could try and lower the amount of patients checking in and being treated at the hospital during a five month period and that would help the health system cope and increase the quality of treatment per patient. So instead of having the challenge of 100 patients at once (or in a span of two months) in a hospital with limited medical equipment and 10 people on the job (that’s about 10 patients per doctor or so), it could be like 20 patients per month for the next 5 months (that would be about 2 patients per doctor) allowing the operation of helping these patient recover to run more smoothly. 

How exactly do we flatten the curve then?

Okay, okay so we’ve covered the importance of flattening the curve. The next thing I want to talk about are steps that can help in flattening the curve. Let’s do this. Our collective actions will make a difference and it does matter. Here are some things that could do for your social responsibility:

Although you might have heard of these already, these are important to remember to do, they go a long way. 

quick note to remember: The main way that Covid-19 is transmitted to others are through droplets coming from an infected person. When a person exhales, speaks, coughs, or sneezes, there are small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth that are expelled to their surrounding. If you are too close to a person with Covid-19, you could inhale the the droplets.

  • Social Distance!! 

Try maintaining at least 1 meter (aka 3 feet) from other people. It’s better to be safe and take extra precaution when you’re out! Keeping a distance will be better for you so that you don’t inhale the droplets that someone with Covid might have exhaled out. 

  • Avoid touching your face

Another way that someone can contract the virus is through touching a surface that someone who has the virus has touched and then touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. These are easy ways and paths that the virus can enter the body. The average person touches their face a few times per hour. Sometimes we don’t notice we touch our faces, but it’s a habit we need to break! Keep the hands away from the face peeps.  

  • Cover your mouth and nose when coughing

Change starts with you! You amazing human being. While we’re breaking away from the habit of touching our face, we’ve got to work on the habit to cover your nose and mouth (use your bent elbow or tissue) when you sneeze or cough! Remember, droplets spread the virus.

  • Wear mask when you are out

WEAR. A. MASK. You might not be used to it but it is empirical that you do so. They can prevent those huge droplets from someone who has Covid-19 from spreading with a mask. Make sure that mask covers the nose and mouth. Wear a mask please. 

  • If you have the privilege of staying home, stay home!

Yes, it’s a struggle. Plans have been cancelled and you can barely see any of your friends at the moment. It’s only natural that we want to run and hug all the peeps that we miss in our lives. And, yes, it can get boring at home. However, it’s critical to maintain our distance while we let the numbers stop rising and flatten the curve. There are nurses and doctors who have to work hours on end and who can’t even go home to their families, stay home if you can stay home please! Avoid crowds and large gatherings.

  • Wash your hands often

Wash your hands with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water as often as possible, especially when you’ve been out or touched surfaces that could have been contaminated, after using the toilet, after coughing or sneezing, and before eating. Hygiene is very, very important! 

  • Call for help

If you’re not feeling well, reach out and call professional help. A great place to start would be your local health worker.

but I’m young…

Covid is very real and it’s not yet over. It’s true, people who are 60+ years or with an underlying health condition or in a state that comprises or affects their immune system have a higher risk. Yes, your immunity might be strong and maybe you got this thought that you probably wouldn’t catch anyway. Or, if you did, you’d be able to recover fairly well. But, that’s not the point. How about the people that you come in contact with. Your parents, grandparents, and even your friends. Although you might be strong, how about them? You might have Covid but be asymptomatic (you don’t show any symptoms) and spread it to people without even knowing. It’s important to understand that this is so much bigger than it may seem. And, what you decide to do is important. So, if you have the option to stay home, please stay home. And, when you do go out remember to flatten the curve and wear a mask, social distance, wash hands frequently, and always take extra precaution! Thank you guys 🙂 

Don’t panic and be alert. I know it’s easy to fall into this feeling of fear and panic, but now more than ever is important to calm. Your mental health is super important. Being in a worried state can also compromise your immune system, your fighting engine. Call a friend, take a bath, find something that works for you to stay happy and healthy.

THANK YOU:

Before ending this, I want to give huuuugggeee thank youu to all the essential frontline workers. True, hardworking heroes. Despite the hardship and the health risks that they have to endure, they choose to continue to do help and fight. To all the front-liners around the world, thank you! THANK YOU to the medical professionals. THANK YOU to the restaurant workers. THANK YOU to the sanitation workers. THANK YOU to the farmers. THANK YOU to the delivery peeps. THANK YOU to the grocery clerks. THANK YOU to the truck drivers. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU all heroes. ❤

love yall!

Yours truly,

L.O.A.S.H


© Elizabeth Anne Villoria

 

 

 

 

 

 

DEPOP!: Reselling Clothes 🐙

Hey, guys!! I’m reselling some clothes 🙂 Some of them are thrifted and some of them are new clothes that I didn’t end up using ❤ If you want to check it out, I have a Depop shop and I recently opened an Instagram for it:

Depop: Liz’s $tore ♡

Instagram: Shop with Elizabeth ♡

 

I would really appreciate if you could check it out and share it 🙂 

Love you guys,

elizabeth 🙂

 

Coronavirus Update

Coronavirus is a large family of viruses that causes illnesses ranging from the common cold to more severe cases. It causes infections in the nose, sinuses, and upper throat. There is currently still no cure, but it is ongoing to be found. However, it is realistically said that a cure would have to undergo so many other processes that it may take a year or more until it goes out. What is happening though, is that doctors are trying to strengthen the people infected 

The virus is known to have taken 300 lives in China, infected more than 7,000 people, and spread to more than 23 countries. The numbers are increasing as time passes. It is said the there are more than 100,000 cases and it may turn into a pandemic. Just recently, a man in the Philippines has died from the coronavirus. This is supposedly the first outside of China. Stores in countries are starting to go out of stock for masks. 

Safety Tips:

  • Clean hands with soap and water
  • Bring with you alcohol-based rub ever you go
  • Avoid touching surfaces where many people have gone
  • When sneezing or coughing, cover mouth with tissues or flexed elbow
  • Avoid close contact with people who have a cold or flu-like symptoms
  • Cook meat and eggs thoroughly
  • Avoid contact with wild or farm animals
  • Get a proper face mask for the virus

stay safe guys ❤

 

Kobe Bryant

There are bad things in life that happen. Things that we can’t control. Things that get out of hand. Most of the time, these situations are unexpected. And, they suck. They really do.

Two days ago (January 26), a terrible incident occurred in the hills above Calabasas. A helicopter crashed, taking nine lives. Kobe Bryant, Gianna Bryant, John Altobelli, Keri Altobellie, Alyssa Altobelli, Christina Mauser, Sarah Chester, Payton Chester, and Ara Zobayan. Three of the passengers were just 13 years old. All of them had families. Families who are going through unbearable pain from the news. No one saw this coming when the helicopter took off. No one thought that the last time they saw them, that that would be the last time. 

There are so many people who look up to Kobe Bryant. Whether it was the way he played or some words that gave which motivated or changed their life. Maybe they were a big-time fan or just someone who heard about something Kobe said; nevertheless, he was an inspiration to so many. He was a light. He was kind. He had work ethic. He was focused. He had humility. He was a strong competitor and had such an incredible creative force that pushed people to the best they can be just through his words. He is one of the most respected players in NBA history. He was so much more than just an athlete, he was also a family man. He was so caring and kind to his family and to those he loved. And, he was still so young. It’s hard to believe that this even happened. It doesn’t feel real. He is a true legend. And, he will forever be remembered.  

One thing to remember is that life is short. I know that it’s hard to wrap your mind around this fact. It really is hard. I know that it’s painful knowing that death can just come at any moment. We don’t know when our last day will be. We don’t know what’s going to happen in the future. But we have now. Right now. We have this time and moment to push ourselves to live the life we want to live. The truth is if you’re not seeking life and purpose, you’re not living, you’re just alive. There’s a difference, a big difference, from being alive and living. Being alive is stagnant. It’s being dragged daily as monotony continuously crosses your mind. It’s standing still as the current of life pulls you to do the same boring thing every single day. 

“Intimidation [doesn’t] exist if you’re in the right frame of mind.” – Kobe

But this thing called living, it’s something else. It’s something completely different. Living is never missing a single moment. Living is screaming out at the beach. Living is singing your heart out. It’s about dancing because that’s how you express yourself. It’s about taking that chance, shooting your shot, going after those opportunities and passions that you have. Do what you do, love who you love, tell that person that you love how you feel. Life is about falling down, failing, but getting back up again, stronger, better, and with a bigger fire inside of you to keep fighting for what you want. It’s about being wild and untamed. It’s about laughing until your stomach hurts and you have pee and cry at the same time. It’s about always going and never being complacent. It’s about those midnight adventures for ice cream. It’s about noticing the little things, appreciating the simple joys, and enjoying every damn bite from that cupcake. 

“I can’t relate to lazy people. We don’t speak the same language. I don’t understand you. I don’t want to understand you.” – Kobe

May all the lives lost be honored. My heart goes out to everyone affected by this tragedy.

Live life authentically, kindly, and fully. Love your family and your team.

Love you guys ❤

Yours truly,

L.O.A.S.H


© Elizabeth Anne Villoria

 

Current Events: Coronavirus

A recent outbreak has caught the attention of many. It goes by the name: coronavirus. It is a very serious situation. The virus was originally detected in Wuhan, China. That is where the majority of the illnesses have been found and reported. The type of animal that the virus has come from has not yet been confirmed or found. There have already been deaths since the outbreak. And, thousands of confirmed cases of infection. Although, at the moment, the situation is still foggy as informations about how fast the virus can spread and how dangerous it is isn’t clear, you must stay on your guard. Just two days ago, all transportations in Wuhan were shut down! It is home to 11 million people. The steps taken to stop the spread of the virus is growing. Wuhan, along with Beijing have canceled fairs and large public gatherings where the virus could be spread. Unfortunately, the shut down transportation wasn’t able to stop the spread out of China. There are now infections that have been confirmed in France, South Korea, Japan, Nepal, Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam, Taiwan, and the United States. The most common way for the coronavirus to be transmitted would be by coughing, sneezing, and personal contact. Currently, there is no treatment available. In Wuhan, people are dropping. It is said that the reports coming in for those dying and affected is probably not accurate and higher than it actually is. If you click here you can see a video of the virus and the current situation. 

L.O.A.S.H’S ECO SWITCH: Reusable Bags

Quote of TRUTH“The Earth is a fine place and worth fighting for.” – 

Sup, my eco-peeps, back again with an ECO SWITCH. Heck yeah. Let’s get this party rolling. Parrttyyy. Okay, serious game face. seriousness.

dot. dot. dot.

Single-use plastic bags = NO!!!! Food, food is good. It’s necessary. It’s yummy. It’s the essence of- okay, let’s get back to the point. Remember those plastic bags that we use? The ones we use for like food, groceries, vegetables, and other stuff? Yeah, we kind of need to change it up. Like ASAP, ASAP. Did you know that there are billions (it’s a pretty big number) of plastic bags being consumed yearly?? Plastic bags win the majority of grocery bags in the United States alone. Estimated only 1 out of 200 plastic bags we use get recycled. In coastal cleanups, there are so many plastic bags popping up. Dude, it’s not good. at all.

How do you switch this up? Invest in a reusable bag! Stay committed by always remembering to bring this bag with you when you go grocery or someplace else. To get your own eco plastic bag switch, one option would be to get it from your local grocery store. Sometimes they do sell reusable, durable bags! There are other places you could order from, too. Another option for you could be to purchase one from these links:

 

Reusable Shopping Bags

 


These reusable bags are durable, compact, washable, and can fit a good amount of groceries in them. Click here or the image to check them out!

 


 

 

 


 

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Reusable Shopping Bag w/ Wheels

 


This is better for when you have heavier and more groceries with you. When you aren’t using it, it can be folded! It’s a great size and good quality. Click here or the image to check them out!

 

 


 

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Reusable Mesh Produce Bags

 



These are amazing for vegetables and fruits and moreeee! They are durable, eco-friendly, see-through, and breathable. Instead of grabbing those one-time-use plastic they have, use these ones instead. You can even clean the veggies with the bags, too! Click here or the image to check them out!

 

 


 

invest. commit. share.

🙂

 

Yours truly,

L.O.A.S.H


© Elizabeth Anne Villoria

Rivers and Hope

Quote of AWESOMENESS“Everything that is done in this world is done with hope.” – Martin Luther 

Interesting title, I know. But, wait! Give me just a moment of your time so that I could share with you what I find very motivating and true. Have you ever heard of the Hudson River? It is actually a river named after Henry Hudson, the man who sailed up from the Atlantic Ocean in 1609 as he searched for a new route to Asia. It is about a 300-mile river stretching from the Adirondack Mountains to the Atlantic Ocean. In between the two points, one may notice that the Hudson neighbors communities of New Jersey, Mount Vernon, Manhattan Islands, and more. 

The Hudson has had its past and ongoing situation with the environment. Back in the 1800s, the industrial era left something behind in the river. There was this human-made compound known as polychlorinated biphenyls (a.k.a PCBs) which were good electrical insulators, used to prevent fires in electrical transformers and capacitors, and considered safe. There were hundreds to millions of PCB deposited by the established manufacturing plants in the river and mixed with the sediments. In the 1970s, it was a downfall. PCBs had proven to cause liver disease, suspect to a carcinogen in humans, and health effects like low birth weight and some immune system disorders. The fish and wildlife around were also being negatively affected. Commercial fishing was banned (the manufacturing plants took the blame) and it was said that the fishing industry and that culture that has been present for centuries was destroyed at that river valley. EPA then banned PCB. However, by that time, there was a lot of work that needed to be done to make the river better again. 

In 2009, a cleanup began. Thousands of samples were taken. A process called dredging was being done to remove the sediment contaminated with PCB. This was completed in 2015. The second phase of cleanup was then approved. Programs and monitoring have become more strict. The Hudson River seems to have a positive outlook as its cleanup and preservation strives on. Many people, just like you and me, made personal sacrifices whether it be a career, reputation or livelihood, to do what they can to protect the river. Environmentalists, activists, and even a folksinger joined together in organizations to fight to protect the river, to educate those, to eliminate pollution, and more. Clearwater and Scenic Hudson are both active organizations that had a big impact on helping the Hudson River. 

What does this all mean? What’s the big picture? Why did you read this story? I’ll tell you. This river represents the many environmental problems that we have seen risen up today. Maybe it’s an actual river (like the one in the Philippines called Pasig River), the fires that come roaring, corals dying, or the plastic and trash issues that come to slap us in the face. Yes, it looks like such a big problem that it doesn’t seem like one such even bother to try something because it might be too small a difference. BUT YOU SHOULD BOTHER. You should have that turning in your stomach that makes you feel like the environmental problem is bad. Because it is bad and it’s growing. You should feel so fired up that you can’t just sit around and do nothing. Right now, the hope that this world has is me, you and every individual. It starts with you. You can keep going forward to fight for the environment. No matter how small. Spread the word, write, paint, create a movement, dance. Just DO SOMETHING that can help in contributing to helping the environment. Some people might laugh, some people might say no when you try to tell them. It’s okay, suck it up, and keep going because at least you tried and you keep trying. That’s what counts. And, how do I know if this will work? Because the Hudson River shows that when we come together, no matter what the situation may look like, we can make a difference in sustainability and the environment. 

Yours truly,

L.O.A.S.H


© Elizabeth Anne Villoria