Happy Earth Day friends! Hope you are doing something outdoors today to enjoy the amazing planet we live on – and I challenge you to pick up 10 pieces of garbage on your travels today.
To celebrate Earth Day, I hosted a cleanup in a big park near my house. We picked up a ton of trash, recorded the data, and then sorted it to dispose of it properly. You can see the various items we collected below: the top three culprits were bottle caps, candy/food wrappers, and plastic bags.
|Coffee cup lids||
|Misc (zip ties, plastic pieces, pens, ribbon, nylon rope, flags, etc)||
After the cleanup Star (my dog) and I went to the Science March in Halifax, to show our support and stand up for evidence based science and environmental education. It was super chilly, and it even hailed – but it was worth it, and we had a great time. Star met some kind people who gave her lots of scratches – so she had a great time.
How did you spend Earth Day? I would love to hear about it!
All throughout the news, and in my classes, the majority of the narratives we learn about are negative – ocean acidification, deforestation, biodiversity loss, coral bleaching, plastic pollution, the list goes on and on. Some days I ask myself “What’s the point? Why do anything if we are all f@cked anyway?” Well there is a point, there is hope, and we need to keep fighting the good fight and remind ourselves of the success stories and the positivity.
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