Of course, this isn’t all that is being done to reverse the degradation of our planet. Many governments, private businesses, and non-governmental organizations are working at finding healthy ways for people and nature to thrive together, and this is wonderful to watch. The growing presence of wind turbines and solar farms are a great encouragement.
But we all know that the driving force for restoring our planet is in the hands of each person who calls Earth home. When we choose to conserve electricity, to reduce our individual use of fossil fuels, to reduce, reuse and recycle the materials that we use – especially plastics – we are in small ways “fixing” the planet.
Personally, I am becoming more hopeful about the future of our planet because I am becoming more thoughtful about my relationship to it. And I see more and more people around me doing the same. Shouldn’t we all live more carefully? More conscientiously? And isn’t it disturbing when we see environmental abuse happening, whether it is being done by governments, big business, or individuals? I believe we all need hope. I will be looking for “good news” articles and sharing them from time to time with you. I HOPE you enjoy them.
In early September, the ocean was as flat as could be, with hardly a breeze. “Thar she blows!” were the words from the 21 ft boat captain, Kent. We all heard the blow off in the distance. Kent, Steve, and Bruce, from Bandon, and Dean from Wyoming, were anchored about three miles west of Bandon, in […]
Patagonia Provisions presents a fascinating video on Regenerative Ocean Farming. This 14-minute video will help viewers see the potential for diversified ocean food cultivation – rather than monoculture – in a whole new light. CLICK on the link below to watch the video from Patagonia Provisions. (Video may take time to load.)
Shoreline Education for Awareness is seeking an environmentally conscious volunteer to serve as Treasurer on the Board. Responsibilities include establishing the yearly budget, supervision of the bookkeeper to ensure accurate financial reporting, paying bills, and making deposits. You would work closely with US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) in support of the cooperative intern program. […]
Around the world, it has been a tough one and a half years for everyone due to the COVID pandemic. Our local community has faced its own unique challenges and even SEA struggled with the lack of hands-on interpretation, especially during the spring/summer seasons of 2020 and 2021. We missed sharing our spotting scopes with […]
In Partnership with the Oregon Lottery Annual Volunteer Cleanup – Participate with local volunteers on Bandon beaches in this Oregon State-wide Cleanup Effort Saturday, September 25, 2021 in coordination with SOLVE, Oregon’s own solution to pollution… We hope you can join us! To register to join Bandon locals in our own Bandon beaches cleanup effort […]