Posted by Diana Dymarsky and Jescelyn Lubas on 19th Apr 2017
Today, Earth Day is observed in 175 countries. It's a day that is designated to appreciate the earth's environment and the awareness of the issues that threaten it In 1970, U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson proposed a bill designating April 22 as a National Day to celebrate the Earth. The Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, and the Endangered Species Act are all considered to be outcomes of the 1970 Earth Day bill.
I think Earth Day is a great reminder for us all to stop and smell the roses. This past weekend I hiked the Kaiwi Shoreline Trail. You can see the beautiful mountains and ocean view pictured above. Sadly, you can also see the impact that humans have done to the area. I had gone on Easter Sunday and the small beach was littered with colorful eggs shells that were left by a family celebrating Easter. Even though eggs are biodegradable, some of the things left from other beach goers are not.
As I continued to walk along the beach I noticed tons of tiny plastic pieces littered across shoreline and glass bottle shards left in the rocky areas. Can you see how much plastic is in the picture? These tiny pieces are called microplastics, and the volume of them in the ocean and washing up on our shorelines is really alarming! Did you know that floating around in our ocean is something called the Great Pacific Garbage Patch? It’s about the size of Texas and is mostly made up of these tiny microplastics. Can you imagine?! Earth Day is a great reminder for us to start making small changes in our daily lives, so we can keep enjoying the beauty of Mother Nature. Luckily, there are great organizations on Oahu that facilitate beach clean ups and educate communities on the importance of reducing single use plastics, check out Go Ramble's favorite; Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii!
There are SO many Earth Day events happening all over the island of Oahu this week; here are just a few of our favorites:
Even though Earth Day is celebrated once a year, the Go Ramble team and I would like everyone (ourselves included) to think about how we can improve our daily environmental impact. Happy Earth Day week!
Mahalo for reading and stay tuned for my next blog post!
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