Friday, May 21, 2010

Day 122 - May 21, 2010

life guard tower 26 - Ocean Park Santa Monica, CA
trash collected for 20 minutes
3.6 pounds
486.6 pounds total
I bought the book, "Oceans - The Threats to Our Seas and What You Can Do to Turn the Tide," in the Sacramento Airport bookstore last Wed.. It is the companion text to the film, "Oceans" produced by Participant Media and edited by John Bowermaster.
A quick aside - GO SEE OCEANS!

From Carl Safina's new book, "The View from Lazy Point"

"People are using the world's fishes, forests, soils, freshwater, and other resources about 25 percent faster than the world can replace them. It means, basically, that the world would be broke if it we weren't borrowing so heavily from the future."

"Ahuwale ka po'okela i kau hana ia ha'i"

translation: It is through the way you serve others that your greatness will be felt.

Surfer's healing contacted me thru twitter and sent me these photographs from their project to make 1,000s of Leis with kids.


"In Hawaii, a lei is given as a celebration of one person's affection for another. The lei above was hand-made by children in Hawaii with autism along with their family and friends."
"Hawaii Behavioral Health, an agency that provides services to students with autism in school, home and community settings coordinated the lei project so all participants could receive a special lei."
"The materials used for the leis was provided by Kini Beach, a company that collects discarded beach mats, floats and body boards from beaches and resorts around Oahu. These items are recycled into raw materials for a variety of hand-made items. This lei is not only a gift of love, it reminds us to be good stewards of our natural resources.

Wear it with Aloha!

"A'ohe hana nui ka alu'ia"
(No task is too big when done together.")