Check out this blog by Corinna Bellizzi, featuring several ocean-oriented not-for-profits and with recommendations for actions you can take to use less plastic, and even organize a beach or trail cleanup.Visit Website
International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) is one of the world's largest annual preservation and protection events and volunteer efforts for our ocean, waves and beaches. Surfrider Foundation chapters engage and motivate their communities to take action at local beach cleanups. The cumulative result is not only a cleaner and healthier coastline but also a raised consciousness for accessible actions people can integrate into their lives to promote healthy beaches on a daily basis.
Some of the top five most commonly collected items on ICC last year were cigarette butts, plastic beverage bottles, food wrappers, plastic bottle caps and plastic straws, respectively. All are forms of plastic debris. The very qualities that make plastic an adaptable and durable product to use, also make it an environmental nightmare. Plastics do not biodegrade. Instead they break down with exposure to weather and the sun’s ultraviolet rays into smaller and smaller pieces. When these pieces infiltrate the environment, especially marine environments, they wreak havoc on wildlife and the ecosystem.Visit Website
In episode 10 (coming at the end of March), you’ll learn all about Lasagna Love, a not-for-profit, volunteer-led organization that provides lasagnas (and a lot of love) to community members in need. Join the Lasagna Love community — and choose to pay forward a lasagna once, twice, or on a revolving basis. The service matches you with a community member in need, and you drop a lasagna off on their porch for a safe, contactless engagement. Make a family smile with a delicious lasagna, made with love by your own hands.Visit Website