By Richard Arterbury
GENEVA — The Swiss today feels the pain for sea creatures or crustaceans and fish feel the pain and should die a peaceful life and before we eat them. A New law goes into effect on March 1st that bans the common method of boiling a live lobster. Say good bye to the big pot of boiling water leading to cruel pain lobsters once felt. Kurt Cobain of Nirvana stated fish did not have feelings we Swiss today feels different.
The first national legislation ever that has ever calling for a more humane death for lobsters killed by scalding hot water. Although two methods are being recommended for our tasty sea lobsters would by sedating or Electrocution of the lobster by dipping into salt water and using a knife to kill it prior to cooking.
This law is also giving domestic pets further protections and one can not longer punish a dog for barking all hours of the night.
The measure is part of animal bard by the common principle of animal dignity supported by Switzerland's constitution and the first country to have a provision of it's kind in the World. The constitution already protects various species on how they must be treated and specifies that animals need socialization.
Not long ago a diver found a photo of a lobster with a Pepsi tattoo or a part of a metal Pepsi can growing as part of it's claw, and Switzerland feels the pollution is also lobster abuse and both america and Pepsi should step up it's thinking when it come to ocean litter because not only does it affect sea life but the humans that eating the sea creatures of such. Take a peak at the photo below of the Pepsi can growing inside the Lobsters Claw.
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NESTLE Launches Another Product That is Truly Not protecting our Plastic Ocean Pollution called Pure Life
By Richard Arterbury
Look out Oregon Nestle is marking Oregon water?
Once again Nestle is side stepping behind the truth of what is healthy for our ocean. Their new marketing strategist to sell more plastic to consumers and at the same time not truly lowering pollution being produced. Side stepping the plastic pollution problem! Let's turn our backs on this non sustainable approach at the ocean plastic pollution water bottle. It's Still creating a demand for plastic. Kinda scary we are allowing more plastic pollution with large side stepping marketing products that sound inviting but truly is not solving the plastic material issues. Read More - Link:
Truly if others care about the ocean, and sea mammals getting rid of plastic all together is key over sidestepping to continue melting down used plastic to make more plastic products. Recycling is not the answer since less then 30% even is being recycled in the US and melting down plastic has its key points but melting down plastic is also what even China bans foreign waste saying its destroying the clean air quality and the US should deal with our mess ourself. I say we just tell nestle to stop producing their single use products and start thinking of the customers they are selling products to.
Another Nestle Marketed Product That is Not Just More Plastic
If you remember the setbacks of this Nestle company back in 2016 proposing water rights to sell water from the Columbia Gorge in hope to transfer water rights to Nestles key bottling plant, which a judge approved this water rights transfer which gave an administrative approval giving the state control over the spring that could eventually feed this bottling plant. The Nestle Corporation has eyed the city of Cascade locks, Oregon, and many other locations along the Columbia Gorge to build the facility. The Cascade Locks City Administrator Gordon Zimmerman stated among those steps is making sure the city can proceed even through county voters that have banned commercial water bottling back in may.
Julia DeGraw of the group of Food and Water watch said the ruling by an administrative law judge that gave the go-ahead for the water rights transfer is just one decision in a long series of other decisions that would need to occur before the corporation of Nestle can build this water plant. As you may have heard many environmental groups that filed lawsuits to stop this transfer lost on a holistic stand point when Nestle build this side stepping bottling plant on the other side of the Columbia river in the State of Washington a small town called Waitsburg, Washington, about 20 miles east of Walla Walla population of 1,230 and built with ease. This is not to say the water is not coming from a under ground source sucking our Oregon water supply dry?
How do we stay hydrated if we do not have a plastic water bottle?
Use a refillable container, buy bulk, buy something made of paper, and make sure what the product is made from will not kill fish, or other sea mammals. Think ahead each time you will be out and about and always be prepaid so you do not have to buy products that are truly unnecessary.
Plastic Pollution on Oregon beaches
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By Karisa Boyce
Free Fishing on The Oregon Coast to Celebrate Presidents Day
In just a few short days, you could be out fishing...for free! Both days of President’s Day Weekend, February 17th and 18th, there is no license or tag requirement to fish, crab, or clam!
Free fishing weekends in Oregon provide the perfect opportunity to get the whole family to the coast or your local river. Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife offers up to 8 free fishing days every year. For 2018, these days include June 2nd and 3rd, September 1st and 2nd for Labor Day Weekend, and November 23rd and 24th before Thanksgiving. While there is no license or tag required for free fishing days, keep in mind that all other regulations still apply, which includes size restrictions and bag limits
If you decide to get your friends and families out on the Oregon Coast, you may also want to spend some time adventuring to check out the natural world, where you will find some of the most diverse marine ecology on Earth. The Oregon Coast is teeming with diverse wildlife in part because of the kelp forest and rock reefs situated along the coast. Such areas provide safe haven from strong ocean currents for many fish species, like greenlings, flatfish, and rockfish. Without these zones, many species would not be provided the shelter needed to survive.
Tidepools are another fun way to explore the diversity that the Oregon coast offers the world. You will find brown, red, and green algae along with many invertebrate animals, like sea cucumbers, sea urchins, barnacles, shrimp, crabs, limpets, sea stars, mussels, sea anemones, and sponges. If you are near Coos Bay, visit Sunset Bay State Park, or a little farther north at Strawberry Hill near yachats to visit some of the largest and most popular tidepool environments.
President’s Day weekend is also an opportune time for whale watching! If you plan to stay the night on the coast, you may decide to go fishing one day and take a whale watching boat tour the next day. The gray whale, orca, and humpback whale all migrate along the Oregon Coast between the end of December and the end of March. You may also see a harbor porpoise, one of the smallest marine mammals in the world that hangs out close to the coast and near river estuaries.
Other mammals on the Oregon Coast include seal species and sea lions. The most popular places to experience the sounds and sights of Stellar’s sea lion and harbor seals are at the Historic Bayfront in Newport or the Sea Lion Caves outside of Florence. If you happen to see a seal pup on a sandy beach, know that it is resting and is not to be disturbed. Not only is disturbing a seal or sea lion against the law, it keeps them from the important rest they need to survive in the Pacific Ocean. Before 2009 in Depoe Bay, not one single sea otter had been found in more than 103 years because fur hunters had wiped out their population.
So, don’t take this President’s Day weekend for granted! Grab your crab pots and your fishing rods and head to the water. Turn the weekend into a Valentine’s getaway and check out some tidepools and migrating whales while you’re at it! Enjoy your weekend and get ready to clean beaches. The National Beach Cleanup Initiative 2018 is coming! Which beach will you be cleaning?
Beach Cleanup Event you will not want to miss!
by Richard Arterbury
OBP will be using provided funds to implement watershed and wildlife enhancement of our community service learning projects for the community.
The restoration of rivers, where we will enhance not only our community but the economic value of Corvallis, Oregon in many ways, by planting trees and green spaces in urban areas provide more than aesthetic benefits. Where there are trees, there are reduced energy costs, decreased stormwater treatment costs, increased property values, increased spending at stores, increased employee satisfaction, and lower healthcare costs through cleaner air and increased recreational opportunities.
Urban streams can be a great tool to filter water, if abundance of flora and fauna is thriving. Native plants and trees, can not only filter but provide a stream canopy that allows a consistent water temperature for native salmonids species. Water from urban streams flow downhill ending cup in our rivers, and then our world's ocean! By plantings trees increases the value of nearby houses, increases tax revenues, supports local businesses, decreases government spending through the natural provision of ecosystem services, decreases the cost of recreation, and creates jobs.
Investing in beaches, rivers, streams, and creeks as a strategy to lower pollution. Restoration projects, will enhance economic value for the city's, community, and beyond. Service learning project will are aimed to focus on engaging high schools, College Students, like Oregon State University students, the community of Corvallis, and communities within the United States, straighten wildlife habitat, improve public health, strengthened neighborhoods, environmental protection, that will improve the drinking water for over two million people who live downstream, and preservation of natural beauty, all of which makes communities more livable.
Evidence is proven, from academic research and first-hand experience of community leaders and government officials who have found that urban stream restoration protection does not “cost” but rather “pays.”
Ocean Blue Project is a non-profit organization whose Mission is to protect and conserve the environment through education, by providing service learning projects, enhancing wildlife habitat, and reducing pollution.
OBP's goals are to empower communities and beyond by providing planning and providing technical assistance to landowners, communities, and local governments. Our main focus and goal is to improve urban water quality by using a holistic ecosystem based approach that synergistically reduces pollutants entering the river, prevents erosion, and provides wildlife habitat. Through the process of restoration, we are providing environmental education, connecting people in the community to their natural environment, and improving biodiversity.
The goal of this project is to restore habitat for threatened riparian animal species by improving water quality and stream stability with an ecological restoration approach. Native plants will be established throughout 50% of the stream section after removing invasive species such as Reed Canary Grass. Through partnership local schools, cities, and neighbors in community capacity building service learning project.
Pre-implementation includes invasive species removal and establishing 50% native plants. The completion of the project follows with post-implementation water quality monitoring and project effectiveness, including weekly water samples for three years, frequent plant monitoring, and using strategies to maintain consistent water temperatures to improve survival rates. With
Oregon State University interns, OBP tracks animal species through waterfowl counts and amphibian counts using frog traps.
The restoration and protection of natural watershed process is the foundation of achieving watershed health. Since natural watershed processes have been eliminated, altered or reduced in many areas, habitat restoration activities are the primary method for reintroducing the necessary functions to watersheds that have been altered due to past management practices and/or disturbance events. This includes, but is not limited to improving water quality, water quantity, habitat complexity, floodplain interaction, vegetation structure, and species diversity.
VOLUNTEER WITH A OREGON OCEANS NONPROFIT
About Richard Arterbury - President of Ocean Blue Project.
He is a proud member of the Choctaw Nation. Through my passion for the environment I am responsible for cultivating relationships, overseeing client portfolios, project management, program design, business partnerships, sponsors, program development, and staff development. I have worked as a social change agent, account manager, sales, and partnerships within diverse communities for 12 years. My primary focus: engaging communities of people – whether social profits or government; urban or rural; national or global – in development, consensus-building and behavior-changing initiatives to keep healthy waters ways by protecting fishing rights, and healthy streams for family’s & beyond.
If your lover loves coffee, you won’t go wrong with a gift from Pull Caffé. A Pacific Northwest coffee company worth talking about, Pull Caffé provides wood roasted coffee with blends like maplewood light roast and cherrywood dark roast, all roasted in a cast iron German roaster that’s 100 years old! They also build sustainable coffee machines with a one-of-a-kind antique aesthetic that defy current market trends. Most products are built to be thrown away these days, which is sending appliances to the landfill at alarming rates. But, not Pull Machines! Read More:
Coffee and espresso machines operate at temperatures that can make their wires brittle. This ultimately reduces the life of the machines to about five years. Just think of all the coffee shops you know off the top of your head. Now multiply that number by five and you will get an idea of the number of coffee machines that could potentially be headed to the landfill every 25 years. With their luxurious Italian leather wrapped levers and hand turned walnut handles and taps, Pull Machines are also built with wiring that is built to endure the heat of 300 degrees or more 365 days per year and last a lifetime. Each machine is uniquely hand-crafted in the U.S.A. and built with a quality over quantity ideal.
Pull Caffé also uses packaging that is fully recyclable, or reusable for that matter. There are almost no uses I can think of for a foil or plastic coffee bag, but there are endless possibilities of how to reuse a coffee can. Using a coffee tin, as opposed to the nasty plastic alternative, Pull Caffé is celebrating the time honored craft of vacuum packed canning for keeping their coffee as fresh as the day it was packaged. One thing I found to be epic is this company also accepts Bitcoin, BitcoinCash, Litecoin, ETHEREUM, and of course the American dollar! He is also giving away a free cup of coffee at Beach Cleanups! Events:
Sustainable products aren’t the only thing Pull Caffé offers the world. Todd Millar, owner of Millars Coffee and Pull Caffé, is a dedicated supporter of Ocean Blue Project’s beach cleanups. Not only is Todd saving up burlap bags for Ocean Blue volunteers to use in collecting beach rubbish and microplastics, he is also offering up his flavor-packed wood roasted coffee. That’s right! For every volunteer that brings along a reusable coffee mug, there will be coffee waiting for you at the Ocean Blue sign-in table.
You'll need a premium, porcelain mug to warm up with after a