Saturday, December 19, 2009

Plastic Trash Zombies Danced for A Day without a (disposable) Bag!

Thank our Plastic Bag Zombies for dancing, again!
The event, "A Day without a Bag" was very successful and lots of media covered the activities.
Kudos to Heal the Bay for organizing such a wonderful event, giving away more than 20,000 reusable shopping bags to Californians! We are so glad to be a part of it.
Remember, each year, about 6 billion plastic carryout bags are consumed in Los Angeles County. Because only less than 5 percent are recycled, approximately 45,000 tons of plastic bags are disposed countrywide.
Plastic carryout bags should be banned. Please bring your own reusable shopping bags to save our planet.

Here is a clip from CBS news:

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Just off the Palos Verdes coast line.....

On a beautiful morning, we were on a zodiac cruising along with White-sided Dolphins.
It was only a mile off from the Trump National Golf Course. They were curious and playful. A few seals joined the crowd. Dozens of birds followed us as well. We all enjoyed the riding on the swells.
This is the beauty I want forever.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

LA River. Yes, it's our beautiful river.

The other day, I took pictures of trash floating on LA River. It is the place the river flows into Long Beach Harbor. Notice that there are many Styrofoam cups and containers along with daily life trash. They are definitely coming from the land. They were probably blown away by wind from trash cans or car windows, and washed down into the storm drains. Then, you know the rest. They will float in the ocean almost forever, breaking down to small pieces. No wonder the millions of marine animals get sick or die.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Friday, October 30, 2009

Message fron Ines, Thrill The World headquarter

28th Oct, 2009 at 8:35 PM Posted by Ines MarkeljevicCategory: General,
22,923 people danced in 32 countries and broke the Record Holders Republic! Volunteers in 278 events around the world Thrilled The World in 2009 raising over $85,000 USD for 80 charities! Official list of TTW 2009 Participant Numbers PDF will be made available soon. Start planning for 2010: Sunday, October 24 @ 04:30am GMT/UTC which is Saturday in some parts of the world. Event Registration will be open in the new year.

Monday, October 26, 2009

We did it! Congratulations, South Bay Zombies!!!

What a day! What a team! How exciting that was!
We all synchronized like a big wave and everybody had fun together.
Thank you for practicing hard to reach our goal!
Thank you for your time and skills that you volunteered to make this happen!
Without you, yes, YOU, every single zombie, we could not make it!!!

Again, we thank all of sponsors that donated the raffle prizes and refreshment (See "Sponsors" on the left). We love your products and will continue to support.

Midori and I especially thank to non-zombie volunteers; Alyn, Fujita, Herman, Hiroki, Hiromi, Judy, Keith, Ko, Koko, Matsu, Naomi, Peter, Ray, Steve, Tamaki (alphabetical order). Because they didn't get to have as much fun as we did while working so hard.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Plastic Zombies on Daily Breeze!

What fun we are having!!!
What great moments and memories the Daily Breeze photographer captured for us!!
You guys are the best!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Synthetic Sea 合成の海

Please watch this video. (日本語訳も出ます)
Thank you for dancing for a cause with us.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Algalita reports about Garbage Patch

You became familiar with "Garbage Patch" after watching the video, "Sailing the Great Pacific Garbage Patch" that I posted on this website in September.
It's now on the front page of today's Daily Breeze!!!
The Algalita ship has just returned from the North Pacific Subtropical Gyres aka "Garbage Patch" and the Capt. Charles Moore is reporting how scary the reality is.

Dear my zombies. I am sooooo proud of you! You are the ones who guide other people to realize what is going on in the ocean. You are the leaders of our community and save our planet.
I thank each of you everyday for joining me to dance! How exciting is it to build such a great team of zombies in just two months!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!
Akiko Kanna Jones

Monday, September 14, 2009

Please watch this video

Thank you for signing up for Coastal Cleanup Day! We are so excited to meet all of you!
Cabrillo State Beach didn't look too bad yesterday. The worst sites are the Dominguez Channel, two on the L.A. River and one at Ken Malloy Harbor Regional Park. However, since we have a few small children and this is the first year for TTW, I decided to pick an easier site.

Meanwhile, please watch this short program. Capt. Charles Moore of the Algalita Marine Research Foundation talks about plastic pollution in the ocean. This is why we are cleaning beaches and dancing for a cause!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Sea Lions in LA

I want to share these photos with you. Both Sea Lions were found on the beaches of Los Angeles. These are just two among hundreds. Almost everyday, our local animal rescuers save Marine Mammals and Sea Birds that are sick or injured by marine debris.

Plastic will stay forever. Once it becomes trash in the ocean, it will stay there forever.

I wish we could tell the world that "WE" can fix this problems by reducing plastic from earth. Not just recycle it. Don't buy it. If you buy it, reuse it over and over until you recycle it.