The Power of One: Cleaning Up the Coastline, One Person at a Time, with Barrel Bag
Environmental activist and teen founder Tucker Grooms created his nonprofit, Barrel Bag, to make it easier for people to clean up trash at the beach. His website has grown into the online hub of the organization.
Surfers Against Sewage
“One marine mammal or sea bird dies every 30 seconds due to plastic pollution.” Surfers Against Sewage is an environmental charity focused on tackling plastic pollution and protecting the U.K.’s coastline.
Transforming Energy Use in the Wake of a Natural Disaster
Post-Hurricane Harvey, Andrew Campbell of the University of California – Berkeley’s Energy Institute sees opportunity — the opportunity to move Houston toward an energy-efficient future in a way that also helps with the community’s recovery.
The Darkest Town in America
“Hundreds of miles from anywhere else I’d ever been lies one of the darkest places in the country, tucked away from the bleeding glow of civilization.” A FiveThirtyEight writer visits Gerlach, Nevada, one of the few areas in the US mostly untouched from light pollution.
In Praise Of Decay (and Against Plastic)
Malcolm Guite on plastic’s bleak persistence:
“Pray that we learn the lost arts of our past,
The arts of letting go and sowing seeds,
That secrets of the lowly and the least
Might save us from the dreadful things that last.”