Sunday, August 29, 2010

Day 144 - August 29, 2010

lifeguard tower 26 - Ocean Park, Santa Monica CA
trash collected for 20 minutes
4.9 pounds
593.6 pounds total
Sustainable Works is an incredible organization with their offices at Santa Monica College: in their own words...

"Sustainable Works is a non-profit environmental education organization and a project of Community Partners. Our mission is to foster a culture of sustainability in cities, colleges, and businesses."

They have a fundraiser in a couple of weeks and I have been asked to put up photographs from this blog for it. I am very excited to be a part of this. Here's more information on this "eco-fabulous" event
This is a used diaper nicely wrapped into a tight little bundle, and then left on the beach.
If you are expecting, or have a baby you may have already thought this through: disposable or washable? This is an interesting, and somewhat obvious fact I took from a website debating the pros and cons of both.

Well what happens when that diaper goes into the ocean instead? Same thing that happens when dog poop gets in there. We have a bacteria laden marine environment that causes humans to get sick with all kinds of wonderful things: skin rashes, flu-like symptoms, ear eye nose and throat infections, gastro-intestinal issues...yummy.
It wasn't even 8:00 yet when I took this photograph. Summer is coming to a close...


  1. Hi Sara!
    I was wondering if you had heard about's Global Work Party on 10/10/10? I think it would be great if we got all the community collectors on this site to do a beach clean up in their areas on this day! I live in Monterey and I'm planning one. Here's the website for more info:

    Keep up the great work!

  2. Hi -

    Thanks for the idea! I did a beach cleanup with my friend who writes greeLAgirl last year on's international day of climate action. I'll see if she wants to join forces for 10/10/10 this year!

    thanks for commenting!