Sunday, April 25, 2010

Day 115 - April 24, 2010

life guard tower 26 - Ocean Park, Santa Monica CA
trash collected for 20 min.
2.4 pounds
456.3 pounds total
Today I am happy to say, I was totally wrong about how much trash I was about to find when I walked out onto the beach.
It was a clear, beautiful Saturday. Usually, there is a lot of evidence that people have enjoyed themselves at the beach, but today I didn't find one cigarette butt, or plastic water bottle. I'm shocked, happy, and feeling pretty good about finding under three pounds of trash, including this Baja Fresh wrapper.
Here's an excerpt from a Kiss My Country post that I found really interesting:


  1. What a great post - and love that you had some good news down on the beach. In the spirit of social media affecting change..please have a look at my post 'Which Muppet Gets Your Vote'. It's a tongue in cheek jest at the upcoming general election in Britain, but it applies everywhere really !! :)

  2. Love your project Sara. I chair an environmental group in the Florida Keys (Sanctuary Friends Foundation - and we support the Team OCEAN program which likewise engages in marine debris cleanups from the out islands and coastline here. It's amazing how much trash ends up in the ocean and on our shores!

    For April, Water Conservation Month in FL, we were involved with showing the film "Blue Gold: World Water Wars" to raise environmental awareness. You might enjoy that documentary, too. I'm going to look into TAPPED. Sounds like they both provide a clear hard look at the bottled water industry.

    Your 365 day project is interesting, too. Perhaps you'd allow me to interview you for a legacy story one day!

    Cheers, Dolly

  3. Dear Dolly -

    I would love to be interviewed sometime for a legacy story! Thank you - honored to have you ask..

    I will also check out "Blue Gold: World Water Wars" and feature your environmental groups in a future post. When I do, I will send you a link.

    So you know - I've been nominated for an Ocean Hero Award from Oceana. You can vote for me by coming to my blog and clickingon the vote for Sara Bayles widget.

    thanks for taking the time to write!