Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Ship-2-Shore Participant Projects!

It has come to our attention that many of the participants in the Ship-2-Shore Education Program are involved in really amazing projects addressing the issue of plastic pollution in our oceans. We are asking participants to share their projects here to provide inspiration for all of us! If you have a project you would like to share send an email to vesselsupport@algalita.org and let me know about it! Thank you, Holly Gray

Participant Projects

"A Day in the Life of a Plastic Bottle"
Jack and Walden (from East Hills 4H, San Leandro CA) shared this movie that they made about how plastic ends up in the ocean and the effects it has on marine life. Excellent work Jack and Walden!!!!!

Teresa is an artist and college professor at Belmont University, Nashville Tennesee and has an amazing project to reduce the amount of plastic waste entering our oceans called "Green Bag Lady." Teresa makes reusable cloth bags and gives them away to encourage people to avoid using disposable bags! Not only are her bags reusable, they are made out of fabric that is unwanted, donated or upcycled (used to be curtains, sheets or a fabric sample), and they save all the scraps from the cutting and sewing and stuff them into pet beds and then she donate the beds to local animal hospitals and shelters for ill or abandoned animals! Amazing!!! Also she doesn't just make these bags herself, she teaches others how to! Below is her video to show you how to make bags, here is a link to the pattern to use, and a link to her blog (http://greenbaglady.blogspot.com/) where people from around the world share their experiences making and using reusable bags! Maybe you would like to make one too?

1 comment:

Green Bag Lady Teresa said...

This is AMAZING! Bravo Jack and Walden for all your hard work!

Belmont University
Nashville, Tennessee