Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Website link to Boyan Slat

This video is so interesting, this 20 year old boy and his friend came up with a plan to help the Plastic Ocean and get rid of it, within 5 years. When you click on this link it takes you to two videos. You can watch both but I recommend the first But there both great!  Watch this video! http://www.iheartintelligence.com/2014/10/17/clean-the-oceans/

Monday, 24 November 2014

Found an amazing website!


Saturday, 8 November 2014

Water brothers link

Hi guys this is the website link to the water brothers plastic ocean video! Its long but worth it! I hope you take the time to watch it and you enjoy it! http://thewaterbrothers.ca/plastic-ocean/

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Questions and answers!

1. Q: Why we should we care?

A: We should care because it will effect future generations if we don't change our behavior. Also if you eat sea food of any kind you are in a way, eating your on plastic. Also if you care about animals then how can you even stand to buy plastic knowing that it will end up in a local river, lake, ocean, stream and many other water sources for animals to mistake for food.

2. Q: Can plastic from places with no local water areas end up in oceans?

A: Yes because the wind will take it or the water areas itself we drive it thru water paths and it will eventually make it to the ocean. But not just the full item, billions of little pieces that animals mistake for food.

3. Q: Who's at fault? 

A: Everyone. You might think that because that the city's near the oceans are at fault but it is everyone as you can read about in question #2.

4. Q: Can you clean it up? 

A: No there is simply to much, but the reason i'm doing this is because I want to prevent worse.

5. Q: How can we help? What can we do? 

A: Stop using plastic of any type. Just don't buy it. Use reusable stuff buy that instead of plastic stuff. If you think about, how long can you use a plastic bag? About 15 mins.? How long do you a plastic water bottle? About 30 mins.? What about a straw? 3 mins.? Coffee stir stick? 30 seconds?

Will YOU be the one to step up? Its not about what others think, its about what you think. 

Saturday, 1 November 2014

Inspirational environment quotes

"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better, its not" -Dr. Seuss
"I don't want to protect to environment, I want to create a world were the world doesn't need protecting" -Unknown
"The world is a fine place & worth fighting for." -Unknown
"I always wondered why someone do anything. Then I realized that I am somebody." -Unknown
"You know what happens when a windmill falls into the ocean? A splash." -Bill Maher
"It is horrifying that we have to fight our government to save the environment" -Ansel Adams
"Be the change you wish to see in the world" -Gandhi
"When we heal the earth we heal ourselves" -David Orr
"You can always do more than you think." -Unknown
"The biggest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it." -Robert Swan
"This is the moment we must come together to save this planet" -Barack Obama
"Take care of the earth and she will take care of you." -Unknown
"I'm not an environmentalist. I'm an earth warrior." -Darryl Cherney

Saturday, 4 October 2014

A great plastic ocean video

This is just a quick little video about the  plastic ocean. I did not make this video and did not help in any of it. This might be a bit scary for little kids so I would recommend a parent watch this first. I would definitely recommend and would rate this 10/10 this has to be one of the best videos I have ever seen on this topic.

Water pollution

Hi my name is Lily. Yesterday I watched a video by the Water Brothers about the plastic ocean and that made me think, why is no one doing anything about this? Why haven't I ever heard of this issue? And I decided that I need to do something about this. I need to raise awareness about this issue. For example: Today I was in Walmart and the lady tried to give me 3 bags for only a couple of items and those bags would have just ended up in storm drains or the garbage and that is exactly not what we want. The problem with our oceans is that in two spots in the Pacific ocean there is a garbage dump that is twice the size of Texas! The reason the garbage collects there is because of the way the water travels in the North Pacific Ocean the water travels clock wise and counter clock wise in the South Pacific ocean. Now image how big Texas is. Now imagine twice the size of Texas in four different places! And what is even more scary is that is only the plastic that float. As you continue to watch the video it shows how not only is there huge garbage dumps in these four places there are also two more in the Atlantic Ocean and one in the Indian Ocean. These rotations are called gyres. In total there are 5 gyres in the whole world. A gyre is another word for vortex or spiral. These gyres that up about 40% of the Oceans and about 20% in the whole world. I don't know how many views this page will get but my goal is to raise awareness about the issue and stop using so much plastic. I would like to thank everyone for taking the time to read this and watch the video. Can you guys help reach my goal of everyone knowing about this issue? If you have a moment with a friend, co worker, family or absolutely anyone definitely tell them!