My 10 year old, Clover, is obsessed with ocean life. She has been since she was 4, which is when she began her intense study of sharks and whales. That love has only grown over time, and as she has learned more she has become quite the conservationist!
We recently joined a talk about sea turtle preservation and learned even more. Did you know that sea turtles eat jellyfish? And guess what looks like a jellyfish in the water? Plastic bags. And they love sea grasses too. Know what also looks like sea grass to a turtle? Straws. And because sea turtles cannot process the plastic, or even regurgitate it, once they have eaten enough plastic they will eventually die from starvation.
I was already a pretty big fan of taking care of our planet – after all, we only have the one. And I’m a little granola, so I’m all about reusable bottles and bags anyway. But when we know more, we can do more.
Clover’s love for sea turtles and marine life led her to start this petition asking for her favorite fast food chain to join her in the movement to eliminate single use waste.
I’ll be adding more of my favorite ways to green your life and home soon!