Sunday, October 3, 2010

Day 159 - Oct. 3, 2010

lifeguard tower 26 - Ocean Park, Santa Monica CA
trash collected for 20 min.
5.4 pounds
644.8 pounds total
There must have been a big birthday party for someone who loved balloons recently.
I found a ton of the left over strings tangled up on the beach.

Next Sunday is 10/10/10 GLOBAL WORK PARTY. Author Bill McKibben's organization to combat Global Climate Change has set it up. People from all around the world - and I mean all over the freakin' world - will be people gathering to take action, snap some photos, and send in what they did to expand the's ever growing photo collection of concerned world citizens changing the international discussion on what to do about Climate Change.
I didn't know 7-Eleven sponsored Kiss? Are they still together? Must be Halloween time.

I'll be heading out to the beach with my friend, and fellow blogger Siel of green LA girl to time how long it takes to collect enough trash to create a decent sized 350 sign.

What's up with the 350 you ask?
350 is the CO2 parts per million in the atmosphere that scientists say is the "safe limit for humanity." -

We are now t 390 ppm - We have some work to do!

But the best part of this is that because of the LA Times article that ran recently on The Daily Ocean, a local student named Rachel sent me an email asking if she could film me for her "A Day in the Life," assignment.

Um..yeah! I don't really like to see myself in photos, etc. but I think it is the coolest email I got because of that article.
(No offense intended to others who may have reached out to me. I like talking to all of you.)

But I am especially psyched to be in Rachel's project. You bet there will be some photos from that next weekend on here.
Tonight was the first night in almost a whole WEEK that I collected! I feel like such a slacker, and I don't say this so that you leave me a comment saying, "No, no you do so much!" That would be emotional manipulation on my part.

I share this in part to alleviate some feelings of guilt, but also to celebrate that a few of those nights that I was away from tower 26 were because I got to go camping at the breathtaking place pictured above. I love California.

Oh, I may also be a wee-bit busy writing my brains out to finish a manuscript that is 3 years and 9 months in the making, but who's counting!