Friday, March 19, 2010

Day 106 - March 18, 2010

life guard tower 26 - Ocean Park, Santa Monica CA
trash collected for 20 minutes
4 pounds
425.3 pounds total
You can imagine my surprise when I turned on YAHOO this morning and saw FOX NEWS talking about the perils of trashing our ocean floor.

There was a study from Monterey to Long Beach of the ocean floor and what kinds of trash lay strewn across it. Well, as you can imagine, the findings weren't good.

From kitchen sinks, to unexploded military bombs the place is well, trashed. They went on to suggest how to prevent this from continuing to happen since recovering these items might prove more toxic to marine life than leaving them alone. I think we know the answer, but it was oh so fun to hear a FOX news anchor tell us.

But don't take my word for it, WATCH THIS.

Team Marine has done it again!
Watch their YouTube Video on their recycling program for Life Straws.

My friend at KISS MY COUNTRY blog has done it again! Read her engaging interview about Loggerhead Turtles being rescued by the 100's off the beach in JUNO BEACH Fl.
More about the screening of TAPPED at Santa Monica High School next Wed. the 24th of March at 4:00 pm. Bring your friends, bring 10, 20, 30 people, we can fit them all and everyone will still be FREE!!!

Why should you come? Read a message from the Director Stephanie Soechtig below:


Because we are taking on some of the media’s biggest advertisers (Nestle, Coke, and Pepsi) we cannot rely on traditional outlets to get the word out. One of our favorite talk shows couldn’t discuss Tapped on her show because Pepsi is her largest advertiser. So the time has come for us to call on our supporters to help us spread the word about the dangers we are facing and to protect our rights to access
clean drinking water!!

Together, we can make a difference!

As those of you who have seen Tapped already know, bottled water is really a microcosm for some much larger issues facing our country: the world water crisis, the free-reign given to chemical corporations to use cancer causing agents in our products, the social injustice that effect minority communities across America, and
plastic pollution.

It’s time to take action!