Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Day 305 - July 10, 2012

lifeguard 26 - Ocean Park, Santa Monica CA
trash collected for 20 min. 
3.5 pounds
1,148.5 pounds total 

cigarette butts 5

The first LA area BLUE DRINKS started last night. We'll meet bi-monthly for the ocean. That's right, people with an interest in helping the BIG BLUE come on down! You're welcome if you work for an organized NGO, are an environmentally-minded business owner, a creative filmmaker, photographer, blogger, get the point. You want clean oceans, we want you to come down and meet us. 

This blue marble is in honor of Wallace J Nichols, an ocean hero, marine biologist and environmental advocate who started the Blue Marbles project. Can we help him get a blue marble through every pair of hands on the planet? I think we can. Why not? From space our planet looks much like this blue marble. It's been said that perhaps we should have named Earth Water since our gorgeous planet is about 80% covered in it...

Find out more about "J" Nichols, become a Blue Angel of his to help his collaborative efforts and innovative work for the employer he always wanted to work for, the ocean. 

There's plenty of plastic bags that need to be taken off our sand before they can do more damage in the ocean. Want to help? Come do a Daily Ocean cleanup with me. Come meet me at the next Blue Drinks. Here's the Blue Drinks Facebook page. 

Thanks to Anna Cummins of 5Gyres and John Bates of The Blu for putting the event together! Whoot!

What's your plastic footprint?

A sunset sky over the Santa Monica beach parking lot....this photo inspired by the Blue Marble project while picturing what Earth looks like from space.