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WTF are we doing to this planet!


I try not to get political or preachy anymore.  I am trying to live my life by Cap’n Fatty’s philosophy to leave that stuff to the dirt dwellers.  However, when I saw this video it so totally disgusted me that I had to share it.  My wife shared this with me and it had both of us in tears.

For awhile I was doing really good at my environmentalism; concentrating on the reduce, reuse sides of the triangle.  We typically have two full bins of recylcing to one bag for the landfill every other week.  Admittedly, that has fallen off a bit in my push to make the liveaboard dream a reality.  A lot of the material from my purge events could have been recycled rather than trashed.  I felt this stuff would be back to the forefront once I got through this stage. The reality is that I never should have let it out of sight.  I wish these reminders were not so sad and destructive to the environment.

2 thoughts on “WTF are we doing to this planet!

  1. one of the things we’ve had to get used to is that we can’t recycle most of the time and that some of the mexicans don’t care about trash in the water… the last trip out I collected a large black trash bag of plastic off of one beach to bring back to landfill, it included fishing net remnants and 2 stroke oil bottles.
    One dream of ours is to be able to spend time taking out local children and teach them about the problems the ocean is facing, hopefully they would then go home and nag their fisherman fathers enough to at least get them thinking and trying a little harder…. stay tuned to see if we can pull that off any time!

    • When we were in Foxy’s on Jost Van Dyke I met this woman, Susan, who is also from Massachusetts. She worked for an NGO called the Jost Van Dyke Preservation Society (http://jvdps.org/). It’s largely supported by the bar owners on Jost. She seems to have the same thought about getting to the kids as being the best way to push for change in behavior.

      I wish you luck.

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