beach cleanups

No Butts About It: One Mom's Beach Clean-up Crusade

Posted Tue, Jan 25, 2011 by Emily Fisher to beach cleanups, cigarette butts, north carolina, ocean pollution, sara bayles, the daily ocean, wrightsville beach

Here’s a little gem for you today, sent over to us from our friend Sara Bayles at the Daily Ocean.

Inspired by Sara’s beach clean-ups in Santa Monica, CA, mother of three Danielle R. started doing her own clean-ups in Wrightsville Beach, NC. She and her kids focus on collecting and counting the cigarette butts they find on the beach, and Destin Cretton created a short film about Danielle (and Sara). The film was chosen as a winner in the Brita FilterForGood Film Project, and will air on the Sundance Channel.

As you’ll see when you watch it, it’s astonishing just how many they find in a short amount of time. In just nine days, they collected almost 3,000 cigarette butts.

Watch the film, pass it on and check out Danielle’s blog for even more inspiration. What might be your daily ritual for the oceans?


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