A flood of plastic Easter eggs washed ashore on a German beach following a fierce storm
It is believed the eggs, which contained instructions in the Cyrillic alphabet, were dumped from a container that was lost by a cargo ship en route for the German port of Bremerhaven. According to NDR, the freighter owned by Maersk lost a total of five containers during the storm on Wednesday morning.
If you often wonder how our Ocean is filling up with plastic, If we continue to buy plastic are also choosing to allow the Sea to become the plastic see she is today. One thing is for sure the main goal with this Easter hunt is to collect the eggs before they became a hazard for area wildlife, Ocean Blue Project reports.
The Global Plastic Crisis
Plastic waste is a bigger problem than most people think and plastic production has increased twenty-fold over the last 50 years. In fact, many who try to help clean up, remove, or dispose of plastic waste they consume or collect are only moving the plastic into a landfill. Well, that’s a big problem because plastics are filling landfills at an alarming rate. This is one reason why Ocean Blue Project and That Oregon Life do not use plastic bags to collect plastic waste. It’s not rocket science if you think about it for more than a second, collecting plastic waste in a plastic bag that gets tossed into a landfill is actually counter productive. Think about it and help us solve Oregon’s plastic problem. Act Now: Ocean Blue Project
What Happens If We Do Not Act Now?
The plastic problem is so bad, we are on the verge of a global crisis! According to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation (EMF), there could be more plastics is the ocean than fish by 2050 (by weight). To find out more about your Oregon Coast or how you can help contact OceanBlueProject.org
By Richard Arterbury
Today The Neighbor Thinks This Was A Duck Party and Not So Epic
I was picking up a coffee outside the Mu on Campus at Oregon State University and I heard a student talking about a epic party he attended last night.
I was enjoying my morning coffee with thoughts of what makes an epic party? I do remember fun gatherings how about you?
Shortly after having thoughts of what makes a epic party, my bubble was popped after reading this Corvallis, Community post on facebook, about this out of control party that also happen last night but I truly have not idea if this is the same party.
I often wonder how many parties takes place in Corvallis has on a average Friday night! The post is growing with comments as we speak, so I ask if I could stop by and take at of what a out of control party looks like in our city. The next door neighbors are very upset and do not enjoy seeing adults urinating in her rose garden.
Shortly after I arrived to check out this pollution in our community, I found cheap beer cans, bottles, whisky bottles, and mud tracked up and down a dead end street called Stamp Place.
Lastly, I removed the beer can pollution from the neighbor street, and your front lawn. I left the litter by our house and just to let you know we recycle in Oregon!
One thing is for sure Corvallis loves to have fun, dance, and support the beavers all the way.
The photos below has the neighbor hood wondering if a duck fan lives in our community?
"Don't Be A Duck"
So many trees ready to be planted! Thank you everyone for taking part in the "Gift A Tree" Project.
Ocean Blue will send you a photo of your donated tree by email.
If you are not already a Ocean Blue Project Member sign up, our goal is to grow our support of members to 3000 members from the Albany, Corvallis, Oregon communities by 2018.
We will be opening a internship office in Corvallis, Oregon and the Ocean Blue Project national headquarters will be located in Bend, Oregon.
Seven ways to become a Ocean Blue Project Member!
1. Gift A Native Tree to a local planting project. ( $5.00 dollars per month for 10 months ) Each Member basically donates 10 native plants or Trees to the project. You will also receive a OBP T Shirt and maps for where your trees are planted!
2. Donate larger amounts that will fund education projects, like coastal clean ups, river clean ups. You can choose the State for which your donation will be implemented.
3. Host a Community or Service Learning Project at a Beach or a your favorite River with Ocean Blue Project.
4. Fundraiser for Ocean Blue Project by collecting donations door to door or place a donation jar at your local business.
5. Pledge to pick up two pieces of litter everyday for one month!
6. Hold awareness signs and take photos! Express your self with Ocean Blue and we will share your voice!
7. Take nature photos and Ocean Blue will publish your work! Send Photos to Volunteer@OceanBlueProject.org
Mon, 03/09/2015 -
11:30am to 12:00pm
Health and Health Care Forum - Ocean Blue Project
Health and Health Care Forum
Roberta Hall hosts a conversation with Richard Arterbury who founded the Ocean Blue Project — an effort to clean up streams and thus oceans — and improve health of living things (people, animals, the environment).
The image above shows Richard Arterbury and his son Fleet, sitting on the front steps of the Corvallis-Benton County Library. Richard, inspired by his son’s concern about the plastic they saw on Oregon beaches, developed the Oregon Blue Project to clean streams of plastic and contribute to the health of streams, rivers, humans, and the ocean’s living things. The project uses native plants to do long-term removal of toxins in streams and rivers.
- See more at: http://www.kboo.org/media/38529-health-and-health-care-forum-ocean-blue-project#sthash.FiaQQEbr.dpuf
Let’s face it; we have all done it at one point or another. We walk down the street, see a piece of trash and shamelessly walk by it, not giving it a second thought. We go on with our day buying a couple coffees or water bottles, throwing them out and never understanding where these items end up
Why don't we seem to care more about this. Perhaps it is due to the fact that we don't actually see it. Out of sight, Out of mind right
What if we looked at litter it in a different way? What if I told you that the piece of plastic you saw on the street and decided not to pick up made its way to the ocean was eaten by a fish that we then catch and sell back to you to serve as your dinner. Sadly this is becoming more and more of a reality
So while there are many things that are out of our control these days, there are simple things that we can do every day without changing our routine in order to create a better environment for all
All of these are simple items that perhaps you think are small but they do in fact have a major impact And remember, these little things that we do for our community are creating a better place for everyone around it and also sets a positive example for others to follow. by Liz Ewing. You can read more from Liz Ewing. To read more about me click this link here: