"individually we are one drop,
and together we are the ocean"
~by the sea, by the sea...by the beautiful sea~
several years ago (maybe 12) i decided to go down to the beach and pick up cigarette butts.
i couldn't believe the amount of people that just threw their cigarette butts on the ground, in the sand, out a car window....
i spread the word and got a few people together and we met at the wrightsville beach police department and took off with our bags to collect butts. at the time i wasn't thinking about counting the amount we picked up, or documenting our progress; or even doing this weekly, monthly or regularly. i just knew that i wanted to get some litter off the beach and was astonished that all the people dropping those butts didn't consider it to be litter (or didn't care). since then i have picked up many butts off the beach, combed masonboro island for trash and been to many beach sweeps.
HERE is a woman and her family who has gone above and beyond the call of duty, starting a grass roots effort and spreading the word far and wide that we need to do something about this problem. please take a moment to watch this video, and to sign this petition. i don't know of a single soul who doesn't love the ocean and the beach and this involves all of us. so wherever you are, it would really help if you will sign the petition and spread this word, these links, and the spirit of helping our environment. together, we can all make a difference...we can all make a change.
have a beautiful day :)