Last month I overcame my crowd anxiety to walk with over 750k other protestors in downtown Los Angeles. I felt blessed to be surrounded by so many inspiring human beings and overcome with emotions (both positive and negative). The entire experience was so unique I felt myself completely engulfed by it at moments. View my photo diary by clicking the "read more" link and join us in the next march by checking out Womens March LA here.
The most challenging part of the "Plastic free for the Sea" challenge has been avoiding plastics at summer social events. I joked about avoiding red solo cups on the 4th but now that I'm almost done with week two I can honestly say my eyes have been forced wide open. Our global society has a serious plastic waste problem.
While doing some research on humans and plastic waste I found several articles addressing the issue of plastic trash washing up onto Hawaiian beaches. The trash is coming mainly from the mainland and Asia and is carried to the Hawaiian islands across the Pacific. Despite various efforts to pick up the trash, it's still a huge problem. The easiest solution?? For everyone to stop using so much "one-use" plastics!
Read more for tips to use less plastic and more Malibu cave images!
For the Month of July I've pledged to not use "one-use" plastics (anything intended to be thrown away after one use) in order to keep our ocean clean! Today is the last day to sign up with the mermaids from SaveTheMermaids.org , so go to their site and try to sign up quickly!
I decided to give you guys some updates on how I'm doing throughout the challenge once I realized just how difficult this is actually going to be. When I signed up I thought, "It'll be easy! I already have a steel straw and tons of travel mugs." ...And then I ordered Chinese food.
Let's just say I'm lucky that was still in June.
Two challenges that already stick out are: