Friday, August 24, 2012

Day 316 - August 23, 2012

lifeguard tower 26 - Ocean Park, Santa Monica CA
trash collected for 20 minutes
5 pounds
1,198.6 pounds total 

2 cigarette butts

Um, NO THANK YOU - Have a Nice Day.

It is easy to walk and talk along the beach, getting distracted by the beauty of the ocean, the gulls, the other folks out running. Picking up trash on the beach has changed my perspective. I'm capable of cleaning up the local beach, of inspiring others to change, of encouraging an open-eyed awareness to the larger problem at hand. There's no environmental problem too big that we can't make a positive impact with our choices, not yet. 

Cooler weather rolled in yesterday. The beach transformed into yet another color palette, reminding me of the steely grey tones of winter to come. 

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