Got out for a nice clean up at Ka'a'awa on Oahu's Windward Coast with Ambassador Kassidy.
Found many larger pieces of plastics most of which looked commercial fishing related.
Had a great time per usual and can't wait to get out on another beach clean up soon!
Have the day off of work and taking the opportunity to head North up Oahu's Windward coastline, stopping to remove as much marine debris as possible from our shores. With the rising winds, the East side was been getting hit hard with plastics and netting, so figured it was time for another full on #eastsidesweep!
In the following pics you'll see clear evidence of bite marks where fish and other marine life have mistaken plastic for food, eel and haddock traps which pile up by the thousands and thousands on our shores, and evidence of the devastatingly harmful effects of our continued reliance on single-use plastic simply for the sake of convenience and of our global and unsustainable commercial fishing practices.
We hope you'll get out on a beach clean up effort of your own, reconsider your consumption habits, and place a higher value in doing what is right and necessary rather than that which is convenient and expedient but is killing our oceans and thus our planet.
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!