Ocean activist/ eco warrior, Lisa Rider will soon be on her big adventure with www.exxpedition.com. As she travels the ocean blue, diving, exploring and collecting data, she will be staying in touch with us here at Plastic Ocean Project so that we can share her adventures, stories and findings with you. Visit her blog to read her story and to see what she is packing for her trip, and what she has planned.
Bonnie Monteleone , founder of Plastic Ocean Project, is getting ready for another big adventure as well. On December 28th, she and the team of "Swim the Big Blue", leave from Natal, Africa, and will be at sea for 100 days with Ben Hooper , as he swims the "big blue" from Africa to Brazil. Ben's goal is to swim 1764 miles. He will be the first person to achieve this major accomplishment. Bonnie will be collecting samples as they sail. We will be in touch with Bonnie to keep up with his progress, her samples and findings, and to hear all about the adventures they will encounter. Stay tuned!
Recently, I saw my friend, Teresa's post on Facebook, sharing her beautiful handmade soaps and information about her soap making class. The soap looked like something I would definitely want to try, but it was wrapped in plastic. Reaching out to her was easy. I sent her a private message on Facebook asking her to consider using a more eco-friendly wrap and she was happy to make the switch. In fact, she made the switch within minutes and sent me a photo showing off her new packaging. This is how the universe works!! All we have to do is ask. If you know of a business you would like to support, but wish they would be more conscientious of their use of plastic, then just put it out there to them and they will likely be happy to make the change. Little success stories add up and become very important in our endeavor to make the ocean cleaner and greener.