Space: the final frontier. A place so pristine and untouched by humans, right?

Humanity has a bit of trouble when it comes to cleaning up out of ourselves.

It seems we are constantly having to shift course around our own messes. Perhaps, as we turn our gaze upward, we can avoid some of the perils we have found ourselves in here on Earth. In order to do that, though, we have to know where we stand right now.

As it turns out, space isn’t nearly as pristine as we may imagine. Even after this relatively short period of space exploration, our planet is already surrounded by space junk!

For a deeper look at the debris orbiting our planet and what we are doing about it, we share with you this great video from a fantastic channel, It’s Okay to be Smart.

Influencing the future…

I share this video because I believe it is critical that issues like space junk are common knowledge. We can’t influence the future of space travel and exploration to be more conscientious unless we are aware of the problem.

Like so many things out there, unless we shine a spotlight on an issue or make it widely known, we can’t have a positive impact on it or demand change.

Looking towards the stars as a frontier, it is critical we see the seemingly vast sky as a limited resource. As our horizons expand, we tend to believe the resources they offer are unlimited. It is vital we don’t continue to pawn our junk off to the next generation.

Think of all the effort we have to put into fixing the problems left behind for or predecessors. From the great pacific garbage patch, to rewilding, to massive recycling campaigns, how far would we be if we did things “right” the first time?

The more we question the world around us, the more engaged we become, and the more influence we can have.

Stay beautiful & keep laughing!


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  1. “Attack of the Cosmic Space Junk!” YouTube. It’s Okay To Be Smart, 18 July 2016. Web. 14 Mar. 2017. <>.

Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

CEO of Ever Widening Circles, Founder of EWCed

Since 2015, Liesl has been a writer, editor, and is now the CEO at Ever Widening Circles. She is a life-long camera-toting traveler, a global story seeker, and an aspiring—but more often root-tripping—outdoor enthusiast. She can be found on Instagram @Liesl.UV