“Saving the Ocean One Straw at a Time…”

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The unspoiled ocean I want to maintain.

Spending time on the ocean and practicing more responsible use of resources has raised my awareness of how much I can improve my “green” on land.  I have recently adopted the motto in the title of this post.

Although I don’t actually stop with straws… I am also that strange person you see leaving the grocery, juggling 5 or 6 items because I forgot my reusable bag and I don’t want to use a plastic grocery sack.

I am by no means an expert in all things green, but I am trying to learn more and inform others as I find small, manageable ways to be more responsible about trash and pollution.  I hope to empower you with information and easy ways to fight pollution with me.

When I delve into ocean pollution facts, it is easy to become depressed and overwhelmed, which can lead to a feeling of futility. I want to empower you, not depress you with the magnitude of the problem.

I have included two pictorials to inform you about trash:

top-10-items-foundBy switchboard.nrdc.org

My big step this week was writing a letter about straws to Brinker International which owns Chili’s Grill and Bar. Recently I went to Chili’s for lunch and realized that they provide every, single customer with a straw wrapped in a napkin with the silverware! I am confident that at least half of those straws are never used, but end up in a trash pile. My hope is that Chili’s will stop including the straws and thereby reduce unnecessary plastic trash!

By myself, these steps toward plastic reduction are minuscule, but they are such easy choices, that anyone, everyone, can implement them and together we can make a difference!

Here are some other very easy choices we can all make and thereby reduce our pollution:

oc-trash-infographic

By http://www.dolphinblue.com

Do you have “greens” you want to share? Let me know and I will incorporate them in future posts.

Who will help “Save the Ocean, One Straw at a Time?”

Posted on March 22, 2015, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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