Take The REFUSE Pledge! Disposable plastics are the greatest source of plastic pollution. Plastic bags, straws, bottles, utensils, lids, cups and so many others offer a small convenience but remain forever. REFUSE disposable plastics! Follow the “4 Rs” of sustainable living: Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Plastic pollution is a genuine crisis. No amount of political tactics, business greed, or disinformation can change the fact that there are almost no places on the planet that remain ...[READ MORE]
Michael Fishbach, co-founder of The Great Whale Conservancy (GWC), narrates his encounter with a young humpback whale entangled in local fishing nets. At first, the animal appeared to be dead, yet Fishbach investigated and quickly discovered that the poor creature was tangled in a fishing net. The humans had to act fast; what began as a tragedy soon became a thrilling rescue as Fishbach and his crew labored to free the young whale. The entire encounter was caught on videotape and later narrated ...[READ MORE]
Plastic – A Cancer In Our Environment- Florida Keys Wildlife Rescue Silently spreading, leaching toxins, maiming and killing, plastics, the darling of modern society because of their versatility and heretofore low cost, are beginning to show their true colors. Derived from chemically-altered petroleum and often combined with toxic additives, plastics are no longer inexpensive to produce, due to increasing oil prices, nor are they inert products; they release toxins into the environment. People ...[READ MORE]
Wasting Energy The Plastic Way by Dale Y the Green Guy The biggest energy wasting substance on our planet is……wait for it…….plastic! That’s right, plastic. For all the good that comes from plastic substances, there is more bad about it than anything else. The worst part about plastic is that it is made from petroleum. Both gas, oil and other fossil fuels are also made from petroleum, so every time a new piece of plastic is made, we are cutting into our petroleum reserves. On the upside of this ...[READ MORE]
Use Less Plastic from TakePart on Vimeo. Every piece of plastic ever made still exists today, and much of this plastic has traveled from our hands to our oceans. The most important thing you can do is use less plastic. Join the Blue movement and sign the plastic pledge at SaveMyOceans.com.
Across Canada and the world, people are taking a stand in support of public water and against the privatization of our water resources. It is time to unite and ban bottled water. Join the Canadian Federation of Students, the Canadian Union of Public Employees, the Sierra Youth Coalition, Development & Peace and the Polaris Institute in the countdown to Canada’s second Bottled Water Free Day! On March 10 2011, communities across Canada and the world will be mobilizing to take action to ban ...[READ MORE]
Contestant #5 in our blog contest: Article by Katrina Oakley There are many ways to live Green these days. Green living is in. Everywhere you look there are Green products. There are, Green furniture, Green electronics, appliances, food packaging, even Green cars. There are many ways to live a Greener life. Think about what you use in your daily life. What types of food do you eat? What type of car do you drive? Is your home Green? What can you do in your daily activities to be more Green? ...[READ MORE]
Contestant #1 in our blog contest: Article by Jay Glasgow 60+ Million Plastic Bottles enter our Oceans, Bays & Rivers every year! Monday, February 21, 2011 Jay Glasgow Drinking Water Containers – Fashionable & Eco-friendly? You would think there’s not a decent source of water for thousands of miles, considering the billions of dollars we spend on bottled drinking water. Containers with a brand name attached give us the impression that somehow we are guaranteeing our safety ...[READ MORE]
Have you ever wanted to have your own island paradise? Well One clever soul, Richie Sowa, wanted to live on an island and since he could not afford one, he created one himself,from 25000 empty plastic bottles and counting! Way To Go Richie!!
@katiecouric Taps Into the Bottled Water Debate with Joe Doss and Stephanie Soechtig - Couric & Co. - CBS News