Smartforfuture was started with the express purpose of teaching individuals that their contributions to ending global pollution matter. The future looks bleak from an environmental science perspective. Air and water pollution kills 3 times more human beings than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined. In fact, it’s one of the leading causes of death for humans on a global scale and the main reason for the endangerment of plant and animal species.

While Smartforfuture is based in Denver, Colorado, I worked in Singapore for many years as an IT expert. While Singapore is absolutely beautiful, I had the opportunity to travel around Asia and saw first hand how polluted the rural areas are. As an avid fisherman and true environmentalist, I stood on the banks of Mekong river and was astonished at the amount of trash that littered the beach and surrounding areas. In that moment, my idea to start an environmentally friendly company was born. I wanted to sell eco-friendly, reusable materials to consumers who were ready to take the Earth’s pollution problem into their own hands. Did you know that each year over 1 million seabirds and 100,000 sea mammals are killed by pollution? Pretty soon there will be nothing left of our beautiful landscapes and bodies of water.

You see, it’s easy to sit back and think that one individual can’t do enough to make an impact. In fact, that’s the problem with the world today. We are a race of people who feel helpless in the face of a huge problem, so we all do nothing and nothing changes for the better. Pollution continues to rise, our politicians and world leaders continue to do very little about it and we feel stuck.

But what if the opposite were to happen? What if one single person, you perhaps, started to make small changes in their daily life for a better environment. What if you started to buy green products, putting your buying power to use for good instead of filling the pocketbooks of unconscientious CEOs? What if that one person, inspired another and another. What if that small band of visionaries sparked an entire Earth-saving mission that spread across the globe until a massive amount of impact was felt far and wide? It’s what needs to happen and it all starts with one person.

When you buy products from Smartforfuture, you become that one person. This is our planet and we need to save it. Help us replace wasteful, hazardous products with eco-friendly reusable products. ‘Cause there is no other option.