Sunday, November 15, 2009

Day 76 - Nov. 15

life guard tower 26 - Ocean Park, Santa Monica CA
trash collected from beach for 20 min.
estimated pounds of trash collected today - .6 (WOO-HOO and on a Sunday too!!!)
estimated pounds of trash collected to date - 341.03
I am going to the hearing at Santa Monica Public Library today from 1 - 5:30 on Marine Debris, a.k.a. The Plastic Pollution Crisis! It is being held by two state assembly members to discuss solutions that the state of California can implement and explore the breadth of the problem.

Guess what!?!! IT IS A HUGE F*&^*%G PROBLEM! You don't need a meeting to know that. Ahhh, obviously I have no opinions on this issue.

So will Team Marine, who has a new blog and an updated website!
Bottle top, bottle top, oh blasted bottle tops, da dum dum dum. OK sorry for the lame rewrite of an oldy but goodie. Did you know that these can not be recycled? YUP! So strange to me...We have to RETHINK how we package and consume goods.
And lastly -- President Obama has decided that he will only attend the Climate Conference in Copenhagen on Dec. 15th if his, (and I am paraphrasing), presence will help make a tipping point to get to a real result.....a.k.a. political jargin?

I don't want to see President Obama in anything but the best of light, but he is under a lot of the students of Team Marine are conducting a letter drive to ask him to attend no matter what! His presence will create a more concrete result and the USA needs to show the world that they will be involved in the process of facing the climate crisis! So what can you do?

A sample letter: takes under 60 seconds to write, more effective than email? you decide.

Dear President Obama -

Please attend the Climate Conference in Copenhagen Denmark on Dec. 15th. I think it is crucial that the United States be represented there, and that they show the world we have a renewed commitment to solve the climate crisis. Please go!

thank you --
sign your name
city you live in

and mail it to:

You can also call or write to the President:

The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500
Please include your e-mail address

Phone Numbers

Comments: 202-456-1111
Switchboard: 202-456-1414
FAX: 202-456-2461

or if you want to include your letter with our batch, we are trying for 1,000 letters and perhaps have at least two schools that may try to match us. that would be 3,000 letters to the president.

Hello Mr. Community Organizer, do we have your attention? I would hope so.

email your letter to: and I will print it and include it with ours.
just because the sand closest to the water at low tide looked like a painting....
Mark Rothko or Nature?