04/16/2013

From the Waste Up – Life Without Plastic

Please click this link: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/from-the-waste-up-life-without-plastic–2/x/29271

The woman behind this documentary (about 6 families in Vancouver BC who gave up plastic for 2012) is the woman who inspired me and finally tipped me over the edge into taking my own “year of plastic free living” oath.

I owe so much to her and the participating families. They were a source of emotional support, creative solutions and recipes, and of course funny or often inspiring stories. These are the people who kept me going during the tougher times while refusing plastic became part of who I am.

04/16/2013

The Midway Project

The Midway Project

In case you were wondering what the status of the The Midway Project is, check out their successfully funded Kickstarter.com crowdfunding campaign.

Watch the video to see and hear what Chris Jordan’s multiple visits to Midway uncovered. How can a life *not* be changed by this poisonous state of Earth?

Hopefully you have someone near you that you can hug after watching.

04/16/2013

NOAA’s Update from Midway Atoll

NOAA’s Update from Midway Atoll

Thirteen days into this twenty-one day mission has yielded nine metric tons of waste so far.

When I was a kid, I considered being a garbage(wo)man for a short time. But now, I can be part of a marine debris team!

Maybe the next generation will have the option of joining a land debris team where they will survey, measure and remove waste from abandoned neighbourhoods. There are definitely ghost towns ripe for the picking!

04/03/2013

Journey to Midway Island

Journey to Midway Island by Kris Krug
Journey to Midway Island, a photo by Kris Krug on Flickr.

Fairy tern on Midway Island.

Photo by Kris Krug.