Monday, December 6, 2010

Day 176 - Dec. 3, 2010

life guard tower 26 - Ocean Park, Santa Monica CA
trash collected for 20 minutes
1.9 pounds
688.8 pounds total

Community Count Day - 73
Aaron Richardet from North Carolina visiting Santa Monica
trash collected for 20 minutes
1.1 pounds
612.3 pounds total

A special thanks to Aaron for coming out with me on the beach. He is the husband of my good friend Danielle who writes a fantastic blog called "It Starts With Me" and is responsible for OUR DAILY OCEAN - a 20 min. cigarette butt cleanup on her local Wrightsville Beach, NC. She also weighs the trash she finds for my Community Count. Just love it!
Sara Sikich from Heal the Bay signing the reprinted version of AB 1998 - the statewide ban on single use plastic bags sponsored by Heal the Bay. She's all smiles in Sacramento as we concluded a press conference to show support to the local municipalities pursuing bag bans, and reviving AB 1998 for the Dec. special session before the Governor leaves office. Fingers crossed!
I've been meaning to include this quote by Nobel Peace Prize Winner from 2004

"Passion begins with a burden and a split second moment when you understand something like never before.

That burden is on those who know. Those who don't are at peace. Those of us who do know get disturbed and are forced to take action."