Friday, August 24, 2012

Community Count Day 250

I have the privilege to connect with people from around the world that somehow find their way to The Daily Ocean. If you would like to join in, I've outlined how to do a very simple Daily Ocean style beach cleanup here
I promise to dedicate a post to your findings if you send me your beach cleanup results to: 

My goal is to have 365 Community Count collections. You can go to your local beach, lake, river, or around the block and give us a report. All environments are connected, and inland counts so don't worry if you don't live at the beach.

Here's a report from Ewa in Italy. What a pleasure it is to hear from so many ocean lovers around the world, all wanting to make a difference, all of them inspiring those around them as they do. 

I live just next to the beach in Ladispoli, close to Rome, Italy and I go there almost every day.

 I can hear the sound of the waves when I fall asleep. 

I often walk along the beach for a few hundred meters south up to a fallen tree, washed and bleached by the sea. 

My kids love playing there. On the way back I often collect trash and I put it all into one plastic bag which I also usually find abandoned somewhere along in the sand. 

That bag is my measure, I don't weigh my trash. It's usually not enough to collect everything that is lying there but at least I do that much. 

My kids got so used to it that they also pick the trash whenever they see it, it's just become so natural to them it should not be there on beach. 

My wish is that everyone behaves that way so that there is not a single little piece of plastic flowing into the sea or remaining on the sand.

Thanks Ewa for taking the time to share your cleanup with us! I have the same wish.


  1. Forse la gente in Ladispoli ( anche in Italia) vuole cosi ? ... Domanda !

  2. Stumbled upon your blog just a few days ago and I think it is awesome! As a NorCal kid who now goes to school down south, I was saddened by how much filth is left on the beaches in LA. Thank you for setting such a great example. I plan on posting about you in my blog some time over the next few days. Cheers!

  3. CLeber -
    Thanks so much! Let me know if you ever want to come out to the beach in Santa Monica for a cleanup. I appreciate your comment and thanks for mentioning me on your blog in the future!

    take care -

    1. My pleasure! And I will let you know when I have something written up. As for coming out to a cleanup, that would be great! I will not be back down in the area for a while, but when I am back down there and school is all under control, I would love to join!
      Have a good weekend,