this and ditching produce bags too.) .... ok... rant is now over ;)
There's something so interesting about finding cigarette butts stained with lipstick. Interesting because I know something about the person who smoked the cigarette and tossed it on the beach. The cigarette has a kind of personality... an identity of sorts.
We found lots of litter on the beach today. If you'd like to see photos, you can check them out here.
As we were walking off the beach strand, my husband looked down at the curb and said, "You should take a picture of this." I took the picture and said, "I'm going to clean it and count." In (maybe) 2 minutes... I counted 64 cigarette butts, a plastic spoon, and a plastic lid.
After my friend Bonnie watched my Brita FilterForGood short film, she immediately wrote me (while I was still at the Sundance Film Festival) about The BaitTanks. Once she saw The Bait Tank that we donated to Wrightsville Beach installed, she contacted Mark and is going to donate a Bait Tank to Wrightsville Beach
and have it installed at Access 16!! YAY!!!
To quote myself from the film, "...what would it be like if we could come together?... what kind of difference could we make together versus being one person..." (... love that Destin got me saying that.)
We're coming together... and it's making all the difference. :D
20 minutes on February 20, 2011
Cigarette butts: 177
Total amount of cigarette butts picked up off of Wrightsville Beach, NC in 46 days: