We haaaate plastic produce bags—used once and polluting our earth for years and years! Love the idea of using the paper mushroom bags in a pinch if you forget your reusables, or better yet, go without the bag! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Scorci e contrasti.
L’incantevole e l’orrido.
L’assoluto ed il senza senso.
Sulle nostre amate rive ci sono contrasti che convivono.
Io non riesco più a fotografare adottando i filtri a... alla mia coscienza.
Penso sia giunto il momento di essere meno egoisti e porre riparo. Tutti. Ognuno nel suo piccolo. ▪️Tu da che parte stai?
▪️Cosa sei disposto a fare?
Here are some sobering Saturday things to think about. The fabrics and textiles we choose for our clothes and bedding can have a major negative impact on the environment and on the food chain. Synthetic fleece as one example releases 1.7 grams of micro fibers per wash which end up as pollutants in our waterways. As a result, synthetic textile fibers have found their way into the gastrointestinal tracts of fish and other wildlife. Polartec brand to name just one, uses recycled plastic bottles as a way to conserve and reduce waste. On the surface this sounds like a reasonable recycling effort. However the latest research indicates that the plastic used to make this fleece ends up in oceans anyway via clothes washing. It turns out that it may be better to have not broken down those plastic bottles to begin with.
Water testing of our lakes and oceans has shown microfiber debris everywhere researchers have looked. No waters have escaped this pollution.
Inexpensive clothing and home goods textiles are everywhere these days. Be aware that while you may be saving money you may be contributing to polluting our waters and the food chain....and harming yourself.
Think about finding organic cotton, linen and wool products to buy instead of any synthetic fibers. Natural fibers will eventually break down; synthetic and plastic fibers never will. It won’t be the least expensive thing to do buy our lives and the future depend on it.
I was interviewed yesterday by Hannah a reporter from WLBZ 2 News Center. She asked about tips to help reduce waste. I said “pick up trash”. It will really open your eyes. Usually I find a lot of single use plastic from drinks and food. Yesterday it was this big orange menace, I was afraid it would be a heavy haul but it was light and now away from the ocean
Reenies Redd Up group cleaned Hamar Voe, Northmavine this year at Da Voar Redd Up! 😍
They gathered a HUGE AMOUNT of bruck (see picture 2!) from around the voe, in the voe and even bruck that had grown into the ground. Their finds included lots of large ropes and nets, plastic pipes, drums, bottles and more unusual finds such as a sports shoe, a pair of sunglasses, a child’s sledge, a hard hat and a reusable plastic cup!
Well done to everyone involved, fantastic effort! 💚
per la serie sabati alternativi...
“Elfo e gli smidollati all’opera”.
elfo ha fatto pulizia e ha tolto il colore da questa bellissima spiaggia. Il colore era dato dai kg di plastica che ormai ne erano un tutt’uno.
siringhe, bottiglie, scarpe, flaconi, polistirolo, spray, giochi, spazzolini, reti... 7 sacchi!
Elfo nn ha finito, anzi 10 metri dopo era già depresso da quanta plastica c’era.
E si è sentito solo. La campagna #freeplastic ha bisogno di tutti. Senza sponsor. Just DO it👊🏻
A DOer is someone who is wild enough to dream, with a zen-like capacity to focus on an idea💡& an ability to plan spontaneously & magnetize a community and DO it irrespective of the fear of failure. I had the opportunity to hold space for 16 DOers who left their homes 🏡 early morning last Sunday to join #DODay - to do something about plastic pollution. The first few participants who walked in helped me set up the space - they laid cushions on the floor & tied strings for our idea wall. It was so comforting to be surrounded by such considerate people. A very interesting group assembled soon - a student, a fellow, aspiring & practicing entrepreneurs, a content creator, professionals & activists from the development sector working on WASH, child rights, rivers & waste. As we dug into the problem of plastic by drawing out our systems maps, the varied knowledge & diverse experiences of the group helped us analyze why single use plastic has invaded our lives - we covered everything from Big Oil to our quest for convenience. Next we began thinking about the most pragmatic, innovative, long term & short term solutions. To unburden ourselves from the grim discussion before, we came up with superpower solutions like magically making all plastic trash disappear from the planet 🌏😀, time travel to the pre-plastic world & using telekinetic power to send trash flying to its owners! Every person came up with a couple of ideas which we hung on an idea wall to exchange with one another. We voted for the best ideas & storyboarded them to develop them further. Some wonderful ideas emerged - a community cloth bag lending library, a pilot to collectivize & enable coconut water vendors to ditch plastic bags & straws, an option to choose plastic free home deliveries when shopping online & an experiential environmental learning programme for kids. We’re going to follow up on these ideas as a group & hopefully do something together to ensure they evolve. Ani DiFranco describes the power of community quite aptly when she says, “I know there is strength in the differences between us. I know there is comfort, where we overlap.”
Attended a small meeting on ocean risk 🌊 and found myself sitting in a room with John Kerry, Jose Maria Figueres + about 40 major risk and scientific players talking about moving from coal (employing 50k US jobs) to solar and wind energy investment which employs over 300k jobs in the US and growing. #intoodeep ?
Above all we need to act to maintain the planet - as John Kerry stated we have 12 years to keep or reduce our CO2 levels... by 2050 there will be as much plastic as fish in the oceans by weight!
At a side event it was frighting to see that the plastic bottle companies were touting only recycling and waste pick up and not stating anything about reducing thier output... (in fact plans are to increase plastic production). Even recycled plastic requires an injection of 30% virgin plastic and the polymers can only be used once or twice. See #breakfreefromplastic#plasticfreeoceans#saynotoplastic#plasticpollutioncoalition#oceans#sea#nature#risk#riskassessment#cleanocean#plasticpollutes#sustainableenergy#wind#solar
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... wishing EVERYBODY ΚΑΛΟ ΧΕΙΜΟΝΑ ... a GOOD WINTER ...
THANKS to EVERYBODY who has joined our LAST PARTY in 2018 ...
THANKS to EVERYBODY who has joined Naxos On The Rocks during the SUMMER TIME ...
THANKS to EVERYBODY who has been following us on our way making Naxos On The Rocks become the first single-use plastic-free Café & Cocktail Bar on Naxos Island ...
THANKS to EVERYBODY who has joined The Movement Naxos Rocks Plastic Pollution ... and THANKS to EVERYBODY who has given us HELP & HOPE & THE STRENGTH & THE POWER not to give up with the thing we've started ...
THANKS to EVERYBODY who has noticed that there is Naxos On The RockStore ... THE LITTLE STORE that offers you small things to change your habits ...
Special THANKS to Cecilia Luchetti @c.luchetti & Teo Dispinzieri @teodispinzierii & Osteria - Le Nuove Storie for having the first Reusable Glass Straws in a business on Naxos outside of Naxos On The Rocks Bar & using our Paper Straws as well ...
Special THANKS to Susanna Rizzi @susanna.naxos for skipping the Plastic Straw at Su e Giu @suegiunaxos & using our Paper Straws instead ...
THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT !!!
Well, at least 3 Businesses on Naxos have been running free from plastic straws this year ... WE HOPE many more will follow next year ... in fact it would be so easy ... and by the way ... we are planning to have an Information Event especialy for Businesses by the End of November !!!
EVERYBODY keep in mind ... SMALL THINGS can make a BIG CHANGE & ONE PERSON can make A DIFFERENCE !!!
Let's keep in touch & CU around
Yours Claudia & Thomas
In advance of Our Oceans conference starting tomorrow we attended a turtle release and beach clean up. Happily surprised to see our comic book Poseidon Patrol on Marine Plastic translated in Bahasa Indonesian being passed to the many students attending. 💚💚While we are happy to see @cocacola and @nestle and @Unilever sponsoring this clean-up we would like to see them doing much more at the front end reducing or replacing their plastic production with more sustainable solutions like deposit schemes or healthier alternatives #endocrinedisruptors .
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Pups have a silvery-grey coat that turns grey-brown to a dark ginger color. Adult females and juveniles usually have a creamy colored front. Antarctic fur seals have the longest vibrissae of all pinnipeds.
-Diet in the Wild:
Krill, a wide assortment of fish, squid, birds and occasionally penguins.
The breeding range for Antarctic fur seals is restricted mainly to seasonally ice-free islands.
Males and females both reach sexual maturity at 3-4 years but males do not usually attain territorial status until about 6-10 years. The Antarctic fur seals’ breeding season occurs from November to January, roughly 6-8 days after giving birth.
In the 18th and 19th centuries, Antarctic fur seals were almost forced into extinction due to hunting that continued until 1907. The species is currently protected by the Antarctic Treaty, the Convention for the Conservation of Antarctic Seals and the legislation of various countries. While populations have been steadily increasing since becoming protected, the threat of entanglement is always present. One suspected concern for Antarctic fur seals is the risk of a depleting food source due to an increase in krill fisheries. -Fun Facts:
Besides being referred to as an Antarctic fur seal, these animals are also known as Kerguelen fur seals after one of the many islands where they reside.
@marineculture foto credit .
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