La Barra, or why we need to clean up our oceans

La Barra squareA few weekends ago I was fortunate enough to go with great friends to La Barra, a beautifully stunning beach in the Parque Nacional Natural Uramba Bahía Málaga on the Pacific coast of Colombia.

The photos I took do not lie, the place is simply magnificient and a great spot to spend a few days far away from civilization. Please go to my Flickr gallery for more pictures. The major tiny backside is that the beach is dirty.

And no I am not talking about the black sand, but about the plastic trash littering the place. Dozens if not hundreds of plastic bottles but also sandals, tampons, bags litter the place.

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Distressing news from the oceans

Coral reef at Jarvis Island NWRA few weeks ago I had collected some quite distressing news from the state of our oceans. The four articles I have gathered are quite depressing and just show how urgent action is if we want to keep our planet habitable.

First and foremost, The New Scientist presented a new study that on top of warming and acidifying, oceans are also slowly suffocating. They may have lost up to seven percent of their oxygen by the end of this century.

This phenomenon alone could really destroy many ecosystems in an irreversible way but most unfortunately, it is not the only trend.

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The Meat Eater’s Guide

If on your way towards sustainability you are wondering what’s the best meat to eat climate-wise, here is just what you need. The US Environmental Working Group (EWG) published a Meat Eater’s Guide with a full report and an infographic. There you will find a lot of information of what is your best source of … Read more

FSC and MSC : two labels you should know

MSC and FSC logosIt has been a while since I wanted to introduce you to two different kind of sustainable labels : the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC).

As you must have guessed, the former is concerning everything that is related to sustainable wood (paper, wooden flooring and other products) while the latter will concern sustainable fish and sea foods…

Of course, these products will be a bit more expensive than plain traditional ones. But this will force you too cut your waste.

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