Check Out 5 Gyres Institute
- 19 January 2012
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Have you heard about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch?
That is why we at WaterCheck.biz have chosen the 5 Gyres Institute for our H2O Sustainability Program.
5 Gyres is working hard to eliminate plastic ocean pollution through exploration, education and action ...
Our oceans are the source of all life on our wondrous planet. However, over the past several decades, our oceans have been turning in to waste bins for the plastic refuse of human civilization. And with the advent of globalization, the plastic garbage patches of our oceans have been expanding. 5 Gyres is working to reverse and eliminate this disturbing trend. See this short video about the plastic in our oceans ...
Now Some More About 5 Gyres ...
5 Gyres mission is to conduct research and communicate about the global impact of plastic pollution in the world’s oceans and employ strategies to eliminate the accumulation of plastic pollution in the 5 subtropical gyres.
5 Gyres studies the 5 subtropical gyres by sailing through them. Together with their partners (Pangaea Explorations and Algalita Marine Research Foundation) 5 Gyres organizes research expeditions, inviting scientists, journalists and other sailors to join the crew.
To communicate about the global impact of plastic pollution, 5 Gyres shares their findings through multimedia outlets and
peer-reviewed publications. These include print and television media, websites and blogs, lectures and school outreach, and a traveling exhibition about plastic pollution to museums, science centers and aquariums.
To eliminate plastic pollution 5 Gyres employs strategies that work. To stop the flow of plastic to the sea 5 Gyres advocates new materials, better designed products, fair legislation, and engage in consumer education. Post-consumer cleanup efforts focus on coastal and island debris removal and mitigation.
If you have a tsunami of passion for our world's oceans check out 5 Gyres.
Clean Ocean = Happy Living.