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Monday, October 12, 2009

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch



Ocean Defense provides excellent information and this talk is well worth watching!

We can help to stop this great diffuse aquatic garbage dump from growing. Adaptability and innovation are characteristics that made humans successful as a species. It's time to use both our brain and our brawn to accept responsibility for our own actions and clean up our mess.

Think: how can I reduce my consumption by 10% and reduce waste that can find it's way into the ocean

Ask: shop with the 'no plastic' option in mind and ask retailers to review their policies

Do: pick up and properly dispose of rubbish that has escaped into the environment and voice your concern to your politicians, media and community.

Teachers can find a free online unit of work that may assist your workplanning. It is Marine Stormwater Pollution at AUSMEPA www.ausmepa.org.au/marine-conservation-education-for-schools.htm

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