Followup ~ Jar of Cigarette Butts, SusieQ Web Site

According to cigarettelitter.org: • Cigarette butts are the number one trash item found worldwide. • Over 176,000,000 pounds of discarded cigarette butts in the U.S. annually. • Butts continually release toxins and take up to 25 years to decompose. • Wildlife is adversely affected. It seemed that some one was interested in the jar I…

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Event Invitation: SusieQ Collaborative + Sheri Kaplan Sound Healing

THURSDAY, December 1, 2016  From 10:30am – 2:30pm. Global TRASHformation Collaborative Art Experience and Sound Healing. Do you ever take a stroll on one of our beautiful beaches and then are saddened to see some trash left or washed up? We invite you to be part of a transformative experience, channeling your creative energy for…

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New Research Regarding Why Fish (and Seabirds) Eat Plastic

Its long been known that fish seem to like plastic, really like plastic. But why? Initially I heard things like, it’s small size was perfect for consumption. Maybe it was the color? It turns out that it’s really about the smell. Plastic smells like krill. Following is the story. Laura Parker recently wrote a report…

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Everyday Green Expo, Quiet Waters Park

Wow, what fun we had creating the Everyday Green Expo Collaborative with so many children and adults. Pictured here is the work being held up by the four volunteers that were assigned to work with me on Saturday. Kudos to all of them. We set up the table stations with large containers of prepared litter. 

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Global TRASHformation’s Logo Co-created with Litter and MOOP

I was honored to have the opportunity to be a part of the recent Women’s Prosperity Network’s 9th Annual UNconference, 3.5 day event in Orlando, Florida.  I spoke to an audience of about 300 on my Global TRASHformation movement (which, by the way, was birthed at the 8th annual UNconference, 2015) and offer an opportunity for…

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A Home at Harbor’s Edge

US Citizens: M A K E _ S U R E _ Y O U _ V O T E _ T O D A Y (if you haven’t already). ••••• MARK YOUR CALENDAR: Here’s your opportunity to experience first hand the power of a Global TRASHformation project, Sat., Nov. 12, Quiet Waters Park, Deerfield Beach. Details at end…

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Ocean Gyres

An inconvenient fact: litter is everywhere. Litter: Some floats and some sinks. Overall Health: That means planetary health. Yes, we can break it down into categories like human health, or pollution of streams and waterways, or unsightly by-ways, or potentially hazardous… no matter how you look at it, since it’s all part of the big…

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“All Hands on Deck”

The project with Trash to Treasure (T2T) was named “All Hands on Deck.” We were thrilled to be working with such a large object, a 15 foot Cuban refugee boat. The boat was rendered unseaworthy by knocking out large holes toward the bow of the boat, and some areas on each side were structurally compromised.…

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Green Cuban Refugee Boat

I mentioned earlier working with Trash to Treasure (T2T) on a project. We had been seeking an object to cover with litter and place in some public beach location. I expected to locate, or have donated, a surf board, or canoe we could use for the “armature”. What showed up was something quite remarkable. Being…

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“Ah-Ha” Moment of Truth

You might wonder why the recent focus on cigarettes. I will say that subject is not the overall intent of this blog. The topic is important to me. I won’t be spending copious amounts of time on the subject, but I do want to share my ah-ha moment that shifted my focus from being a part of…

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