Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Trash in Paradise- Tulum, Mexico

Blogger Beach Cleanup 3

click on the square above and come to the blogger beach cleanup in santa monica this saturday. you'll be glad you did!
Join us after for free appetizers and good wine at Pourtal Wine Bar in Santa Monica

My friends Ronni Kappos and Tara Judelle went for a 20 minute walk down the beach when we were in Tulum Mexico last week for a yoga retreat. They came back with a huge bag of trash. I estimate it was about 20 pounds worth. This is a reminder for me to realize that we have trashed even the places that look serene and pristine like the Yuccatan Peninsula in Mexico.

So what do we do?

- change behavior
- raise awareness
- clean it up
- provide economical substitutes to plastics
- tie ecology with economy
Do you have ideas? I would love to hear them. Big problems like this means we need to think of big solutions that we can implement one tiny step at a time.