• Environment

    World Oceans Day 2018

    Happy World Oceans Day! I love this day so much because it’s a time when everyone around that world, no matter where they are, has a chance to celebrate the beauty of our oceans and connect with others to work towards a better future. We have the privilege of living on this beautiful planet called Earth and the ocean covers more than 70% of its surface. Our oceans have such a huge impact on our everyday lives. They are essentially theΒ lungs of our planet and provide so much of the oxygen we need to breathe, it regulates our climate and weather, and is also home to so many beautiful creatures.…

  • Environment

    A Plastic Ocean

    I’m sure that most people are aware of the huge problem that exists with plastic and garbage pollution in our oceans. You may have seen the popular photos of sea turtles constricted by plastic rings or the belly of a deceased whale opened to expose nothing but garbage and plastic. It’s so sad that we as humans are hurting the lives of so many marine animals with our garbage. Even though this issue has now been brought to light and I would say most people are aware of the problem with pollution, it is not stopping. Here is a picture of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch (also known as the…

  • Environment

    🌎 World Water Day 2018 🌊

    Today is World Water Day! I really appreciate this day every year because it’s a day that focuses on the importance of accessible fresh water for everyone. It’s so easy to forget how lucky we are to have an unlimited source of clean, usable water available to us. We have more than enough water to drink, we do our laundry, take daily showers, do our dishes, forget the water’s running (guilty!), and don’t even think about maybe someday not having this luxury. Today, billions of people do not have access to safe water and 40% of the word’s population is in some way affected by water scarcity. That is a…

  • Environment

    Dive Against Debris

    The Gulf of Mexico is loaded with one of the world’s most highest volumes of plastic and garbage. It’s so much easier to just grab disposal items to bring to the beach or on the boat (trust me, I know). But so often these disposable products such as water bottles, aluminum cans, plastic bags, and other non biodegradable items end up flying into the water, perhaps without us even realizing it. It’s always a good habit to pick up any garbage or plastic that you happen to see in the water or at the beach, but I’ve just discovered another way that I can get involved with keeping the gulf…