All of the plastic we’ve ever made is still in our environment, and a startling amount of it is in our oceans. Learn what others are doing locally to eliminate plastic from their lives.
By Dustin McGahan
May 23, 2011
Last week, Ocean Shore School celebrated its annual Ocean’s Week curriculum; a school-wide educational focus on the oceans and their habitats.
The program weaves information about the oceans throughout all the subjects from art and music to science and mathematics. Driving down Highway 1, I spotted a number of classes fulfilling a community service component of the program. Students were picking up trash from Linda Mar Beach. Each year when I witness this program at Ocean Shore, I am reminded of the connection between the land and sea and our responsibility as stewards of both.
More often than we realize, our actions on land have a profound impact on the marine environment. Chief among these actions is our wide use of plastics, which find their way into the to be ingested by marine life.