I actually created this post for another blog where I write or report on sustainability issues. This post came as a result of a bunch of folks at the office being shy, reticent, uncomfortable, un-eager to change one small behaviour in order to reduce waste. Until of course….our hero appeared! I’m so thrilled to see one small example of social change that I’m re-posting here! There’s HOPE FOR HUMANITY!
Perhaps some of you have seen this video – the first brave dancing guy who goes out and dances like a wild man who is then followed by the first lone follower and the two of them are followed by a multitude of crazy dancers because the first two have paved the way for the others! Well at the BBOT we have our own First Crazy Dancer and are currently looking for the BBOT’s Lone Follower.
We decided we wanted to reduce styrofoam waste and to do this we would bring our own containers from home to take to Crystal Mall. But as it turned out most of us were a bit shy. Except for Eugene Chang who said “l’ll do it. I have no problem with this. I have a container with me today. Let’s go. ” So off we went to Crystal Mall and to document this historic moment I went along for the ride and took pictures of our intrepid Account Executive. Here for your viewing pleasure is the BBOT’s very own social change agent Eugene Chang:
Eugene – Ready to Make the Trek to Crystal Mall with his container.
Awesome Malaysian Restaurant
Nice container full of delicious Bami Goreng.
Eugene on the way back to the office carrying his lunch in a recyclable bag!
Eugene back at the office enjoying his lunch! Happy Eugene, happy planet:) Now who is our next lone intrepid follower?
About styrofoam containers:
Where to recycle styrofoam containers
4 responses to “Crazy Dancing Guy and the First Follower – We have one right here!”
Excellent that Eugene uses (and reuses) his own plastic container(s) and extra points for transporting it in a recycled bag too!
I’m wondering if we could start this idea here… it’s brilliant!
It was so interesting because he seemed like the least likely of an unlikely lot and yet when the meeting was over he literally said, Let’s go. Let’s do this! Since then we had our first follower who initially refused to bring in a container and said he would rather never eat out if he had to do it – then for a week I saw a container on his desk and then finally he went and now he uses it regularly to get his Shanghai noodles. He’s my second hero!
Eugene, we love you… you are a revolutionary! Viva la revolution!
Yes, bring on the revolution! Eugene, our hero has been quickly followed up with our second unlikely hero! Someone who initially said he would rather never eat out again than bring a container. And yet. And yet. He brought his container and he uses it regularly. He is the all important first follower. More important in some respects than the first Crazy Dancing Guy – or in this case- Eugene!