You can help clean up the ocean and at the same time build awareness of a problem that needs solving. Round Up some Balloons after Valentine’s Day, and publicize it!!!
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My sailing friends and I have been picking up balloons from the ocean for years now, and always after Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Easter, New Year’s Day, and so on.
This coming Valentine’s Day, I thought we might get a lot more done to raise awareness and solve the problem if other sailing organizations and sailors made it a special day for clean up. The Long Beach Grunion Gazette interviewed me about our Balloon Roundup plans, and here’s a link to the article.
Here’s the important part: post pictures and video of your own Balloon Roundup on Facebook, Instagram, and anywhere else that will have an impact, and you’ll raise awareness and start changing behavior.
As sailors, we are in the perfect position to do something about this! And here’s a non-profit I was just made aware of that wants to do the same thing: BalloonsBlow.org
Day-After Valentine’s Day Balloon Roundup February 15
Get a boat
Get out and pick up some balloons
Post pictures and video of your balloon roundup on Facebook and Instagram
Get together afterword to share results. In Long Beach, we’ll meet at Shenanigans Irish Pub at 5 PM