September 11th, 2013
This is one of those things most people don’t even want to think about, the crazy, outrageous number of plastic bottles creating something like an entire continent of garbage in our oceans.
This matters more than you may think. This plastic flotilla blocks light, changes the oxygenation at waters surface, dumps carcinogenic chemicals into the food chain and harms sea life. It also washes ashore at times where it creates another host of problems. Take a look at this TED Talk and get yourself thinking about this, and try getting your personal actions in line with prevention, and maybe even help with potential solutions….
Boyan Slat has launched the Ocean Cleanup Foundation to develop safe methods of cleaning plastic from the world’s oceans. His solution involves arrays of booms that would direct small plastic particles into robotic collection platforms…. [read full article and responses here]
November 29th, 2012
visit www.learnstuff.com/suffocating-the-world/ for full infographic
Take a look at this site for the full infographic about plastic bag use and outrageous amount of waste, and get a sense of the problem. Whether “littered” or not, plastic bags are worth eliminating from regular use. Thank you Kayla for sending this along.
October 31st, 2012
MASSIVE SHORELINE CLEANUP:
MANY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
HURRICANE SANDY VOLUNTEER UPDATE
DATE OF DISPATCH FROM SERVE RI: Wednesday, 10.31.12 — 2:45 PM
Volunteers will be needed very soon to help clean up debris left by the hurricane. Westerly Chamber of Commerce is coordinating the beach area clean up and has called for volunteers. Washington Trust Bank and other businesses are helping.
If you can lend a hand for a couple of hours we will be needing your help as soon as the heavy earth-moving equipment operators complete their work in the Misquamicut Beach community.
Click HERE to sign up and let us know when you are available over the next five days.
Other southern RI shoreline clean-ups are being organized and we will inform you of them as the information becomes available.
For more information, contact Serve Rhode Island, (401) 331-2298.
Thank you. We will be in contact with you shortly.
Serve Rhode Island
March 30th, 2012
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March 30th, 2012
For those of you in RI, Save the Bay has a series of clean ups planned starting as early as April 14, 2012. Please take a look at their page and choose one that works for you!
Happy Earth Day (every day) Everyone!