Review of Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve

I was in Honolulu on holidays last month and had the opportunity to visit Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve. The beach was ranked #1 in 2016 by Dr. Beach and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Hawaii with over one million visitors per year.

View of Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve
This one is going on Instagram #NoFilters

This gorgeous looking beach is home to turtles, seals, fish… and dead coral. After spending a day there, I left questioning what had happened to it over the years… This blog post is about the state of Hanauma Bay today and why I don’t believe the lessons from the past sixty years have been truly acknowledge by those responsible for protecting this unique marine ecosystem. Continue reading “Review of Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve”

Update: Petition to ban single use plastic bags in NSW reaches 15,000 signatures

For those of you who missed one of my previous posts, there’s a petition at change.org to ban single use plastic bags in NSW. It has now reached 15,000 signatures! If you still aren’t sure on why this is a big deal, you can read some more on the topic here.

This is fantastic news! If you have a minute today, please consider signing the petition and sharing it on social media.

 

 

What is the impact of glass on our oceans?

Seaside Scavenge organized another beach clean up last weekend, this time in Coogee. As usual, there was plenty of plastic laying around, with the main culprits being lollipop sticks, straws and candy wrappers.

However, there was one item that really stood out; one I had never noticed before.  Continue reading “What is the impact of glass on our oceans?”

Re-Imagining Soft Drinks At Home

The more I read about climate change the more I feel an urge to do something about it. It’s like an addiction that you really can’t shake off. Whenever you do something good for the environment, you immediately find yourself thinking about the next thing you could do.

I recently watched “A Plastic Ocean“, a powerful documentary that highlights the effects of plastic in our ecosystems and the damage it’s causing to mankind. This inevitably triggered a need to “do something about it”, which brings me to this blog post.

Continue reading “Re-Imagining Soft Drinks At Home”