Thursday, March 22, 2012

Day 269 - March 21, 2012

lifeguard tower 26 - Ocean Park, Santa Monica CA
trash collected for 20 min. 
4.5 pounds
986.7 pounds total 

Sara - 20 min. Santa Monica Beach cleanup #5 - 16 cigarette butts
Danielle - 20 min. Wrightsville Beach, N.C. cleanup #5 - 394 cigarette butts

I've got a bunch of news and links to share today. Mc Donald's launches a pilot program to get rid of polystyrene cups from their restaurants. Hooray! Here's the buzz about it on Green Biz. 

Happy World Water Day. The UN is focusing this year's theme on Water and Food Security for the 7 billion people that need to be fed. We're expecting world population to reach 9 billion by 2050. And if you don't think this has to do with the ocean, think about the fertilizer and pesticide runoff heading downhill, or downstream into seawater across the world. 

The nation of Kiribati could be the world's first "climate-induced migration." As sea levels rise, their president is engaging in talks with nearby Fiji to buy land that would house Kiribati's citizens.