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by Chuck Peavey 8. October 2012 05:07

Beach Clean Up

SurfRider Foundation Beach Cleanup

Last Saturday, I was invited to help with a beach cleanup with the SurfRider foundation. Not generally my cup of tea (so to speak) but a tremendous opportunity to meet people who know a whole lot more about the plastic in the ocean than I do and let's face it, plastic in the ocean is probably my biggest passion right now.

Together we collected about 35 pounds of garbage. I personally added less than 1/2 pound but in my defense, I collected nearly 100 cigarette butts which tend to be labor intensive and very toxic containing such wonderful chemicals as Benzopyrene (carcinogen), Arsenic, Acetone, Formaldehyde and Ammonia. They are such a big issue even ABC News had something to say about it. More...

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Plastic in The Oceans - 5 Minutes About Sustainability

by Chuck Peavey 27. September 2012 05:07

Plastic in The Ocean, Businesses Are The Key

Anyone who knows me knows I'm passionate about a lot of things but nothing is more important to me than helping people learn about the plastic in the oceans and the fact that we need to do something about it. Also, I believe the Entrepreneurs and small business owners are the key to economic recovery as well as the key to solving this problem.

We like to believe the world is a great big place and it just works in spite of anything we might do but that's not the case. In reality, the Oceans are the key to everything that makes it possible for us to survive here. It provides us with oxygen, it cleans carbon out of the air and other parts of the ecosystem. It provides us with food and other resources. In many ways and for many people, the ocean is the key to the bottom level of Maslow's Hierarchy of needs.More...

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