Pre order your Stainless Steel straw Set

Pre order your Stainless Steel straw Set

Fact: we use 50 million straws every day in the U.S. many of those straws end up in our oceans. 50- 70% of our oxygen comes from the ocean. By 2050 plastics in the ocean will put weight fish.I’m doing my part and I am starting a small business and selling stainless steel straws. This is a pack of four straws that includes a cleaning brush for $5 pre order yours by emailing me at foodenmybelly@gmail.com before July 18 #stopsucking #strawssuck

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First Annual Ocean’s Coastal Cleanup Results

First Annual Ocean’s Coastal Cleanup Results

Last Saturday I hosted my  first ever Coastal Cleanup. I been wanting to host one for a while now. I left it simmering on the back burner.But I think I made this happen at a perfect time.  Lately, I been asking myself, “people do so much to take care of their body and their families bodies, keep them healthy.But we don’t do much to help keep another important body clean, the ocean.

This thought came to me because of my nephew, Ethan Ocean. I try to share my knowledge and teach him as much as i can. I have this tiny ocean that will grow and become a bigger ocean. I want to teach Ocean how to keep the worlds ocean clean and beautiful as i know one day he will be. And so i thought it would be great to create the event on the day of my nephew, Ocean’s birthday.

I had the honor to have a group of Girls Scouts attend the event. I was happy to have them, their leader, parents join this important cause. I started the cleanup by teaching the girls about why it’s important to keep trash from going into our oceans. Since they live inland, they wondered how trash residing inland travels to the ocean. I was more than welcome to break it down and show them how.

Overall, this event was a success. I was happy to not only see the Girl Scouts and their parents there. But also have my family and friends there as well.

As for me. I am looking forward to next year’s event.

Here are the results of our cleanup:

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It’s important that we starts opening our eyes and taking the first step in helping maintain this earth clean as possible. I’m not one to sweet coat anything. I am going to be straightforward with you. We are getting close to our doomsday. And no. I wont point fingers and judge. It’s not our fault. Our own home, the U.S.A. isn’t helping. Laws that can help us eliminate our plastic consumption aren’t passed. Oil Comapanies are living the life. Money. Money. Money. It always wins. Please let this post make you take a step back and see how much trash(plastic) we are throwing away and wont get recycled. We are leaving this mess for our future generation to suffer in. But who knows. Maybe they won’t have the opportunity to grown up. Two words: Global Warming.

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Challenge of the Month: Replacing Single Use Cups

Challenge of the Month: Replacing Single Use Cups

 

THE FACTS

Plastic never goes away.

Plastic is a durable material made to last forever, yet illogically, 33 percent of it is used once and then thrown away. Plastic cannot biodegrade; it breaks down into smaller and smaller pieces.


Plastic spoils our groundwater.

There are thousands of landfills in the United States. Buried beneath each one of them, plastic leachate full of toxic chemicals is seeping into groundwater and flowing downstream into lakes and rivers.


Plastic attracts other pollutants.

Manufacturers’ additives in plastics, like flame retardants, BPAs and PVCs, can leach their own toxins. These oily poisons repel water and stick to petroleum-based objects like plastic debris.


Plastic threatens wildlife.

Entanglement, ingestion and habitat disruption all result from plastic ending up in the spaces where animals live. In our oceans alone, plastic debris outweighs zooplankton by a ratio of 36-to-1.

Plastic piles up in the environment.

Americans discard more than 30 million tons of plastic a year. Only 8 percent of that gets recycled. The rest ends up in landfills, is incinerated, or becomes the invasive species known as  ‘litter.’


Plastic poisons our food chain.

Even plankton, the tiniest creatures in our oceans, are eating microplastics and absorbing their toxins. The substance displaces nutritive algae that creatures up the food chain require.


Plastic affects human health.

Chemicals leached by plastics are in the blood and tissue of nearly all of us. Exposure to them is linked to cancers, birth defects, impaired immunity, endocrine disruption and other ailments.


Plastic costs billions to abate.

Everything suffers: tourism, recreation, business, the health of humans, animals, fish and birds—because of plastic pollution. The financial damage continuously being inflicted is inestimable.

Facts are from http://www.plasticpollutioncoalition.org/

Recent Plastic-free Purchases

I decided to write this post and share my recent purchases. I have a lot of you asking where i purchase my eco-friendly items. I want to make this a seasonal post. So for the this season, Summer, I want to share with you my recent purchases.

Let me start off by saying that I always try to find the best deal out there. That means that I have to do my research. It get’s frustrating at times. But at the end of the day, it’s all worth it. I am a beginner at all this zero waste lifestyle. I had no idea where I wanted to start. I tend to overwhelm myself with so many “i must get this” “throw away that” “stop using all of that” So I stopped myself sat down, opened my notebook, and noted the top 3 things i use daily. Night and day.

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