It’s on us. Well, maybe not all of it, but most of it. About 80% of ocean pollution is caused by land activities, aka us, according to the World Wildlife Fun (wwf.panda.org). So that means we’re pretty bad. And the frustrating part is that one person is NOT going to make a difference, not in… Continue reading Introduction to What We Can Do to Help
Hi. Ocean pollution affects more than just marine life, that’s not a hidden fact. But what might be unclear is HOW it affects both us humans and marine life. There are two tabs to distinguish how ocean pollution affects a specific group, but there will posts on how ocean pollution affects everyone in general. Some… Continue reading Introduction to Consequences of ocean Pollution
Among other problems, ocean pollution is one of the largest crises the world is facing. Whether it’s litter blown into the ocean, or harmful chemicals such as oil contaminating our salty habitat under the sea, it’s all considered oceanic pollution. We are obviously the largest producer of pollution, causing in murky destruction. Of course I… Continue reading Introduction to Ocean Pollution
Some would argue that the oceans, in reality, do not belong to anyone, and only to nature. I opinion that while the oceans are very much the home to millions of species of sea life, it is OUR responsibility to respect the oceans, and to keep them safe and beautiful. We are NOT doing our… Continue reading Introduction
On November 9th, proposition 67 was declared approved! This act puts into effect a ban on disposable bags at grocery stores and a tax on reusable bags provided as an alternative. This act is to encourage customers to be more green and consume less plastic, a big step in the right direction for ocean conservation!… Continue reading Proposition 67 Ballot results
If I could give everyone in the U.S. a present I would give them an awesome reuabe grocery bag! Not only do they keep your groceries cold, it’s an immense help on pollution! It would be the most useful present ever! Below are some links to some cool reusable bags, many big stores sell them,… Continue reading Reusable Grocery Bags; do yourself a favor, and keep the oceans blue!
Sorry for not posting much the past month, I promise to start posting more often again. I’m happy to come back on a good note! Proposition 67 passed with the new election and proposition results! Proposition 67 is a ban in California on large grocery stores and pharmacies from providing plastic single-use carryout bags, continuing… Continue reading Proposition 67 Passed! Hooray!
It’s an amazing feeling to read about all of the countries and people envolved in conserving the home that has given so much to us. Recently I was reading up on countries/cities that have showed effort in either banning or taxing the use of plastic bags, and I was amazed by the large amount of contribution!… Continue reading The Uphill Battle Against Plastic Bags: Awesome Efforts!
I understand I’m constantly banging and downing on the amount of destruction humans have on our world, specifically our oceans. There are times when some of us come together to bring change for the better. A recent example is the bans on styrofoam, a pollutant made of polystyrene, a non-recyclable, non-biodegradable product. Many cities in… Continue reading Cheers! Bans on Styrofoam
Previously I’ve spoken about the basic plastic we find in water bottles, plastic bags, or plastic utensils. In this post I’m introducing a type of plastic that has an enormous amount of power and is affecting our oceans and world with no pros in sight. “Expanded polystyrene foam”, aka styrofoam, is a common product used… Continue reading Break Up with Styrofoam </3: What is it and What Can We Do?
Hello! As summer comes to an end for most of us it’s time to go back to school. it’s important that we are always aware and active on conserving our world, here are some helpful ideas on how to keep our oceans blue! To-and-from: From my experience, most schools (k-12) are located conveniently near… Continue reading Back-to-School Special: Helpful Ways to Keep Our Oceans Blue!