5gyres.org conduct research and communicate about the global impact of plastic pollution in the world’s oceans and employ strategies to eliminate the accumulation of plastic pollution in the 5 subtropical gyres.
Have you heard about the Pacific garbage patch or seen those pictures of birds on Midway Island that die with stomachs full of bottlecaps? This problem of plastic in our oceans is pretty serious. Here’s one way to help, and it’s pretty straightforward: Use less plastic.
A little over 25 years ago three people in Malibu, California found out that their favorite wave was about to be destroyed. Think about that for a second.
Think about something you love… something that gives you enjoyment. Taken away.
First Point, pictured to the right, the quintessential perfect, California wave was about to be destroyed. Those three people organized and worked with the local municipalities until they were satisfied that their efforts to preserve that iconic wave would be successful.
There are so many organizations helping to raise the awareness of the damage done by plastics to our health and our environment. Our friends at the Surfrider Foundation, have a great Rise Against Plastics campaign, asking folks to pledge an effort to end their use of single-use plastics. What we had to share though, was this creative and compelling video that, in a very simple way, shows the damage to marine life of plastics in our oceans.