Thursday, August 18, 2011

Our Daily Ocean: Day 87

Have you ever stopped to think about your connection to things?  Ever since I started documenting these 20 minute clean ups... I can't help but connect myself to the litter we find on Wrightsville Beach.
Besides the cigarettes, I can honestly say that I've used most everything that we found on the beach last night.  Bottled water? Yup. Straws. Who hasn't! Juice pouches, fruit snacks, granola bars, plastic spoons, sandwich bags... they've all passed through my hands.  
What's great about having realized our personal connection is that it has given us the opportunity to make positive changes.  Every time I would connect to something we found at the beach, I suddenly felt accountable for the products I used.  And rightfully, I should... even if I never littered a day in my life.  (But who am I kidding even with the best of intentions... accidents happen.)

 I connect myself to this... do you?  How are you connected?

20 minutes on August 17, 2011 at Access 16

Cigarette butts: 370

This was my two sons' bucket.  Together they collected 173 cigarette butts.
Total amount of cigarette butts removed from Wrightsville Beach, NC in 87 days: