Going Green On The Beach

by Christine@TheAums on April 27, 2011 · 1 comment

This is one of my favorite iVoices on iVillage reports yet…and not because it’s starring my Aumies caring for our planet, but because…ahem, IT’S STARRING MY AUMIES CARING FOR THE PLANET!

Winter, spring, summer, or fall…you can definitely find our family at the beach! That’s why it’s so important to me to teach them from their earliest beach days to pack our trash. Volunteering as a family with Save Our Shores is an extension of this goal and overall, just a worthy cause, especially when you see the amount of trash and recycling collected as a whole. A couple of weekends ago, our family helped a beach cleanup group prevent 86 pounds of trash, 31 pounds of recycling, and 2,667 cigarette butts from washing into the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary! 

Special thanks to my interviewees for helping to make this report a success! Annette Cain contributed many more tips than we get to hear, due to editing, but what a wonderful and conscientious human being! She doesn’t put her produce in plastic, she uses special decomposable baggies for dog poop, drinks out of reusable containers, and volunteers for green organizations in order to spread environmental awareness. Colleen Bednarz is the Communications and Outreach Coordinator for Save Our Shores. She is a super friendly, knowledgeable, and admirable environmental activist. Kaitlyn Barnard’s message about keeping your front porch clean is the truth, plain and simple. 

Happy Earth Day, Week, Month, Year and Life!
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MAMA BRANDI April 28, 2011 at 2:34 am

First of all, your children are amazing! I'm going to try to eliminate plastic bags. I have tons of cloth bags, and if a family of 6 can do cloth everything, I think the least I can do is limit, and then eliminate, our use of plastic bags. Thank you for inspiring us!


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