Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Pacfica Beach Coalition Earth Day, Saturday, April 20, 2013

Pacifica's Beach Coalition 2013 Earth Day theme honors "Shark of the Sea." The Global Earth Day theme 2013 is "The Face of Climate Change".  Saturday, April 20, 2013 work day activities (9:00 am to 11:30 am), followed by a festival celebration (11:30 am to 3:00 pm) visit  Pacifica Beach Coalition.

Pacifica Tribune/Pacifica Beach Coalition, 3/19/13. "Save endangered sharks, our living 'dinosaurs' this Earth Day and every day."  

Probably not a good idea to ever try this
"As Earth Day 2013 approaches, we look forward to the beach cleanups and environmental actions to be held throughout Pacifica and the enactment of the Plastic Bag Ban, please take a long moment to look out upon the immense aliveness and power that is our nearby Pacific Ocean. In the next most critical climate years, not 50, not 25, but 10 years, our actions in one way or another will directly impact the oceanic composition and thereby this world's climate. 

This year, Pacifica Beach Coalition has chosen to honor and dedicate our work to the shark, a living endangered species and dinosaur. As you participate in this year's activities, consider helping the sharks of the seas by "Taking a Bite Out of Litter" by using reusable bags, minimizing waste and picking litter up, wherever and whenever you see it. 

Help our local ocean conservation non-profits take a stand against shark finning, long-line fishing and other threats that litter poses to the sharks and all ocean inhabitants. Ask yourself which side of humanity's impact equation you are on: will you actively and consciously Take A Bite Out of Litter or will you look the other way while our waterways choke with plastic litter, to forever affect the ocean ecosystem?"    Read article.

Reference- Earth Day celebrations - Yuba Net.com, 2/25/13, "The global theme for Earth Day 2013 is 'The Face of Climate Change,' Earth Day Network announced today.  Earth Day Network, the group founded by the organizers of the first Earth Day to coordinate the annual day of action that builds and invigorates the environmental movement, said that this theme was chosen because of the need to highlight the mounting impact of climate change on individuals around the world." Earth Day organization, the 2013 theme is "The Face of Climate Change." Earth Day timeline, "Earth Day is a name used for 2 similar global observances. While some people celebrate Earth Day around the time of the March Equinox, others observe the occasion on April 22 each year."

Related article The Daily Mail, UK,11/21/12,  "Great White sharks are NOT dangerous according to the diver who swam out of his underwater cage to prove it."  Photograph from the article.   

Posted by Kathy Meeh 

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