Why is Joshua Tree National Park so amazing?! It's the trees that this glorious park is named after! These prickly wacky stubs average lifespan is 500 years, but the oldest is calculated to be around 1000 years old. That's 1000 more reasons to love and continue to protect them!
If you pass through Joshua Tree while the government is shut down remember to pack out what you pack in. Leave no trace behind! And please, leave the trees alone, they've been there a long time. Make that a general rule of thumb. The trees and the Park Rangers will thank you for it.
Learn about Joshua Tree National park HERE!
This is a friendly reminder no matter where you are, whether a park or just walking the streets, an overflowing garbage is one that hasn't been picked up, To avoid the temptation to creating an even bigger mess by adding to the pile, just pack out what you packed in! It's easy! And you will feel better that you didn't add to an already icky problem! Yay! Show you love where you live by keeping your streets and parks clean!
Shrimp n' Lobster have been on quite an expedition. They have been busy working on a series of books! Although they have been out of touch, they want to wish you a very Happy New Year!
Crack the Champagne for the new Expedition Boat, the Sir David Attenborough. Check it out HERE!
This film was SCARY! And we love Steven Spielberg for creating such a fishy-foe. But let's talk about the real threat! And that's humans to sharks. Sadly numbers have declined due to over fishing and the demand for their fins. If you don't know what shark finning is check it out HERE!
Companies are changing for the better! Thank you to Ikea, Royal Caribbean and Sea World for banning plastic straws and bags from your facilities. Let's hope your strong stance will influence others (shareholders) of other large companies to follow suit. Learn about these changes (which can't come soon enough!) HERE!
Habits are hard to break but this one will help us all, especially our wonderful sea creatures, who are the ones hurting from our plastic overload. Remember if you can't use it refuse it! Let's reject straws and plastic bags! We have more power by just saying no.
China has stopped purchasing our recyclables unless we start "cleaning" up our act! They give us a 0.5 % buffer of impurities...Otherwise our garbage stays here. Keep it clean and learn about our predicament in San Francisco, HERE!
As we push to be a zero waste city by 2020 (that's two years!) let's be more cognizant about what we purchase. If you can't reuse it, refuse it! That means avoid one use plastics! Try it. See if you can take a tally of what you pick up at the grocery store. You might be throwing away more than you think. The bottom line, this stuff we are throwing out is building up.
After all it's quite easy! Say, "No Thanks" to the straw in your drink, to the lids for your take out coffee's. A little bit every day, makes a huge difference! Even the Royals are jumping on the Green bandwagon. Check it out HERE!
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