Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Day 213 - Sept. 6, 2011

Day 213 - Santa Monica, CA
trash collected for 20 minutes
4.9 pounds collected
808 pounds collected

Barefoot Wine (a huge supporter of Surfrider) has a new film coming out: ONE BEACH

Can creativity save our beaches?

OK - Can you say GREEN WASHING?!?!
Turning plastic back into crude is being toted by such environmental groups as Surfrider and GOOD magazine as a solution to our oil dependence. I am highly suspicious. Can you imagine the energy intensive process to get solid plastics back to crude oil? What are the carbon emissions of such a procedure? And that's just for starters....What about other toxic emissions?

Join the international alliance of STAND UP PADDLE BOARDERS working for the WATER

We're understanding more and more how intelligent some of our fellow earthling creatures are. 
And just in time too. 

From this article, you can read more about breakthroughs in understanding on how similar their language and communication capabilities are to us, and watch a video on Bottlenose dolphins hydroplaning onto the beach to catch fish. How smart are they? The answer seems obvious to me. Very.