What's bigger than Texas, floats, and is a stinky rotten mess? It's the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a floating convergance of our garbage that lives in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.
Who's doing something about this nasty mess? You are! Yesterday a half million people cleaned up ocean garbage in the world's largest volunteer event for the ocean. Ocean Conservancy's International Coastal Cleanup is a day when people get together and do something good for our oceans. If you want to help, it's never too late, just go out and do it. I picked up garbage on Vashon Island, Washington, and it felt good.
You can do something about ocean garbage, and be part of something big. We can't eliminate ocean garbage with a one day cleanup, but maybe one turtle won't get tangled up in junk like the photo above. And maybe we'll all be more careful with our buying and disposal habits the other 364 days of the year.