An Urgent Call To Action: Saving Earth’s Oceans

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The situation facing our ocean and the life within it is dire. After watching “A plastic Ocean” on Netflix, I was compelled to act. Immediately I booked flights to the Pacific ocean where the tides move in and out on a daily basis. I was determined to pick up plastic.

DAY ONE

Armed with a giant oversized bag from North America, I began filling it. I concentrated on a 50-100m stretch of beach each pickup. I emptied this bag 3 times after filling it. It would take 1-2 hours. Each day I would pick up the plastic, I wasn’t getting all of it, but I was significantly reducing the volume that could surely be swept back out. The ocean is a wonderful body of life, it self cleans with it’s rotating gyres, essentially throwing out junk, much of which lands on shorelines (eventually). This bag can be filled 3x per day within a 50-100M stretch of beach. Every day there was always more plastic washing up. It happens every. single. day.

Pick Up Plastic

1. What is the mission?

The ocean is remarkable at cleaning itself. This is why it is so important for us to do our part along the shorelines. My motto is ‘if you see it pick it up,’. Also, ‘if the plastic is extra small, grab it all’. Micro plastics are deadly to animals like birds and fish. Larger plastic items can be deadly for whales. Whales eat by opening up their giant mouths and taking in whatever is floating within that patch of water, fish, plastic, car parts … you name it.

2. What type of plastic do you find the most on the beach? 
Bottle caps, throw away forks, spoons and knives. Also those rings around the milk or OJ containers. Try to avoid this type of plastic.

 

Clean Beach

3. Common excuses for not picking up plastic:  I forgot a bag. Well, I once used a coconut! My friends at #5MINUTEBEACHCLEAUP have a great solution too, use your t-shirt! Then you can go back to collecting plastic. 

4. How can people help today even if they are not at the beach? 

If you are not at the beach you can start in your own home. Be careful of what you buy. Don’t grab a bag to put veggies in at the grocery store. Take your own containers – buy water in bulk or buy KANGEN WATER system. Avoid water bottles and make sure to speak up at restaurants. Let them know you do not want any straws. Say no to the Straw! Bring your own cloth bag to carry shopping items in. Bamboo straws, bowls and cutlery are great for temporary use. ‘Plastic’  items can be made from HEMP. Call or write to your favorite brands and let them know.

 

Thank you for changing the world by changing your lifestyle!
Comment below about what you are doing to be more environmentally friendly.

 
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Working for yourself has countless benefits like maintaining your own schedule, having choice and variety in your routine and the ability to become financially free.  Why let the government tell you your wage or how many paid sick days you should get? This article outlines why working for yourself is the best choice you can make and details how you can easily make the transition.

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Lincoln Canada sure wanted me to arrive in style ahead of TIFF 2018! Luckily I was chosen to test and review the brand new 2019 Lincoln MKC. Let’s have a look at all the futuristic features of the 2019 Lincoln MKC…

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Actress Interview with PTBOCanada.com

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The interview with PtboCanada.com a news media company took place in Theresa Longo’s hometown, Peterborough Ontario. Thanks to Neil and PTBO Canada for the interview!  In this interview we talk about how you can instantly find your success, how to deal with negative people online and important things to be mindful of while you pursue your dreams! 

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Surfing is my favorite sport. Duck diving the waves, cutbacks, barrels and more. There are a few cornerstone rules I maintain while surfing. These are the best ways to be safe while surfing…

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About Theresa

Canadian Feature Film Actress & International Model. Qualifications include live television, feature film, radio experience, TV Host, event production, & PR. Theresa flexes her knowledge of brand development and marketing while pursing a career in the arts industry in the heart of downtown Toronto. Skilled as a strategic marketing & planning expert, Theresa Longo travels nationally and internationally as a Corporate Brand Ambassador and loves to write and record original music.

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