Saturday, October 16, 2010

Day 162 - Oct. 14, 2010

lifeguard tower 26 - Ocean Park, Santa Monica CA
trash collected for 20 minutes
4.8 pounds
654.8 pounds total

Community Count - Day 61
Casey Bayles, NYC
trash collected for 20 minutes
2.4 pounds
505 pounds total

Remember the owl that would say on the Tootsie Pop commercial, "How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll Tootsie Pop?" AND then he would count as he licked 1,2, and then CRUNCH - he couldn't even make it to 3 licks! Damn those pops must be good, I'd think.

SO here's the question - if you can't even wait for three darn licks to get to the center of a tootsie pop, then why-oh-why make the wrapper out of plastic?

Hold something that people can't take three licks of - with plastic that lasts for - well plastic never goes away...........hmmmm.....does that make sense?
Straws are easily overlooked. Like my friend Danielle said in her most recent post, just say, "HOLD THE STRAW" when you go out to eat. Really, it adds up and people catch on.

Look what Danielle caught on to do in her home state of North Carolina and now she is up for a film award from the BRITTA FILTER FOR GOOD PROJECT. Won't you take a sec. and vote for her please? THANKS
Garen and I tabled for 5 Gyres at the Jack Johnson concert in Irvine last Tues. If I loved Jack Johnson before, now I am in total awe of what he does. He donates 100% of his earnings from his tour to the local non-profits that he invites to the show. Man, that is just the coolest thing EVER!

Anyway - spent a lot of time showing pictures of Albatross with lighters remaining in their skeletons after they have died from starvation from ingesting plastic to people who came up to the 5 Gyres table.

Chris Jordan is the photographer, artist, activist behind these images. Please check them out, and be forewarned -- you'll never look at a lighter the same way again. Ever.
This is my amazing aunt Casey. She came out to visit a few friends and family sprinkled around the LA area. AND she is the first family member to come out with me to the beach for a Daily Ocean cleanup. But, like she pointed out, more of my familia would probably be out with me if they didn't all live on the opposite coast.
Love you Casey - thank you for coming out with me!

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