Twin Concerns

Climate Change and Marine Plastic Pollution

A resident of Hawai’i, I’m making a commitment via this blog to work on two huge problems facing us, climate change and plastic debris. Those of us who live on islands are acutely aware of these two threats. I’ll participate as a communications activist,  posting news that is realistic and sometimes terrifying, but overall emphasizing proposed solutions, hopeful signs, and progressive actions by others–aiming for 50% positive posts. I’ll link to groups’ websites readers can visit to make their contribution, by taking individual action or joining a group or both. I’ll post ways to act by insisting that our leaders develop policies to mitigate global warming and point to groups and agencies who have ideas about slowing the accumulation of and cleaning up marine debris. I’ll steer readers to books, films, articles, and websites that help them become smart shoppers, donate to the most effective nonprofits, and travel more sustainably.  I welcome suggestions and comments on all these topics.

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