A wonderful alternative to the dose of disturbing nightly news (which always leaves me feeling sad and frustrated because I can not go out and help in some way) is the Daily Good www.good.is Good is a magazine dedicated to reporting on positive events and trends. There is Good out there!!
One of yesterday´s positive reports related to fisherman in the Mediterranean being paid to fish for garbage and haul it to shore for recycling and proper disposal. The tons of garbage floating about this planet´s seas is alarming.
This clean-up program is EU sponsored and, if sucessful, might be the model for cleaning up the oceans, too.
Even though Portugal´s beaches are famous for their beauty and cleanliness, garbage still washes ashore. We´ve taken to gathering up the ugly stuff during our morning beach walks. Come on, all you beach lovers, lets do this together!!
While on the topic of oceans, the new museum in Biarritz, France: Cite de l´Ocean et du Surf, will open in June. The architect, Steven Holl, has created a concave structure with lots of glass that blends beautifully into its location. The museum is intended to raise public awareness of the role the ocean and surf play in science, ecology and recreation. This museum is being praised in sustainable building newsletters.