Pics from a recent double-header beach clean up in Kahuku and at Chinaman's Hat. The amount of plastic and rope that washes ashore at this Northeast facing beach on the North Shore of Oahu is truly astounding and really puts in high relief the effects of our convenience-oriented, plastic disposable-reliant modern global society. Incredibly sad but cleaning this beach and removing this much ocean-killing waste all at once is incredibly fulfilling. Do what you can to Save the Ocean and Save the Earth TODAY. Each individual shares in this responsibilty and should take pride in doing what is right. Mahalo!
Did you know that the average American throws away 185 lbs of plastic per year? How do you compare? Whether you use more or less there are always ways to reduce your use...say no to plastic straws, buy and use a steel thermos, bring a reusable shopping bag to the store...whatever you can do, do it today. Begin your journey to sustainability one decision and one day at a time. Mahalo!
Another fabulous beach clean up with Kassidy at Kualoa Regional Park and Chinaman's Hat! Found and pulled a 250 lb ghost net out of the surfline, removed ocean plastics by the bucket load, and had a blast doing it! Get out there and do your own beach clean up today!
Did an hour long beach clean up from Kalama Beach Park to Castles in Kailua today.
Found an abundance of micro plastics, several kids toys, and one incredibly odd barbie doll of some kind! Make sure to take home with you everything you bring to the beach and reduce single use plastics whenever possible!
Took a couple of friends up to Kualoa Regional Park for a clean-up and managed to remove a large amount of styrofoam, ocean plastics, and several small ropes and nets.
Happy World Oceans Day!!!
So happy to have spent the day cleaning the beaches on the North Shore of Oahu. Recommit today to reducing your reliance on single use plastics. Buy a metal water bottle and use it. Just say no to that totally unnecessary plastic straw. Never again use a plastic bag. We can still save our oceans and there is much to celebrate in terms of more and more people joining beach clean ups, reducing waste, and supporting ocean-saving legislation. BUT we haveso much further to go, and its going to take ALL of us!!!
Do what you can each day to show your love for mother ocean and planet Earth!
Went up to Kahuku on the North Shore of Oahu yesterday and per usual there was an enormous amount of commercial fishing related plastic, nets and ropes, and consumer single-use plastics from all over the world. Was able to get 10-11 painters buckets worth of marine debris, put into 4 60 gallon bags, and hauled out of the surf zone.
We need to do more than just encourage people to change their habits and avoid single use plastics. We need to support and encourage legislation to ban the production of single use plastics as has been done in several European countries recently.
Do what you can. Clean your beaches. Take photographs and share them. Raise awareness and support ocean saving legislation.
We had an international team head out yesterday to tackle the mighty ocean plastic build-up at Kahuku. With friends visiting from California and Ohio, and Eric's cousin in from France, we decided it was time to get their trips off to a good-karma producing start by taking them out on a beach clean up and teaching them the local custom of Malama 'Aina.
We found all types of marine debris with several large items that per usual were amazingly gratifying to find and remove.
The team had a total blast and we finished off the day with a nice ocean swim and some delicious Mexican food in Haleiwa!
Had an awesome group come out for a clean up today at Kahuku. We got five 60 gallon bags of ocean plastics, numerous nets and ropes (including one that was absolutely massive!), saw all manner of wild life, had many laughs, and encouraged a few passersby to join us for a few minutes - helping to raise awareness about the harmful side effects of relying on single use plastics and the need to clean our beaches.
Thanks to everyone who came out and joined in the effort....what a marvelous day!
Ambassador Kassidy and I got in a lovely sunrise beach clean up at Chinaman's Hat on Friday. The recent winds have washed up quite a lot of debris and this area could definitely use some additional TLC over the coming days! We collected approximately six buckets of ocean borne plastics, straws, ropes and nets, toothbrushes, fishing related plastics, and plastic utensils.
***Perfect Adventure Idea: Get some friends together and head up to Chinaman's Hat, swim out and hike to the top of Mokoli'i, swim back and finish it off with a gratifying beach clean-up!