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      2016 World Oceans Day Promise: No More Plastic Sandwich Bags!

      2016 World Oceans Day Promise: No More Plastic Sandwich Bags!
      I know it sounds hard, trust me, I didn't know how it would even be possible with a little boy who eats all day long and needs tons of snacks on hand, but I LOVE my reusable sandwich bags. They have made lunch and snack time so much fun, and they're really not hard to clean at all. You can machine wash them, or wash them inside out with hot water and soap while doing dishes, and then air dry.

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      Help Get H2O on the GO!

      Help Get H2O on the GO!
      This is Katelyn! Katelyn is trying to make this radical bus above a reality, but she needs our help! The bus will be a huge asset to our community as it travels to schools, local beach clean ups, festivals, community events and businesses to spread knowledge about how to make a difference for our favorite playground in Florida.

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      Small Business Saturday Highlight: Stream2Sea

      Small Business Saturday Highlight: Stream2Sea

      Happy Small Business Saturday! This year I bring you Stream2Sea creator and founder, Autumn Blum. I am so impressed by all of her products and the fact that I can use them without worrying about the affect on sensitive corals that I swim, dive and surf with. I know that so many of you are water people too, and what a difference a product like this can make for our reefs...

      I’m Autumn and I’m a cosmetic chemist, scuba instructor and environmentalist.   At 23, I started a little natural skin care company. Always under-funded and boot-strapping, I eventually grew the distribution to include millions in sales through more than 3,000 retail outlets in the US and abroad. In 2009, I sold Organix-South and the TheraNeem brand to a publicly traded company. I worked for them for a few years—it was fascinating learning how the ‘big boys’ operate—and I truly enjoyed most of the work. But I was restless. I’m an entrepreneur. My friends and colleagues all knew this and kept asking what I was going to do next.


      I figured it out when by boyfriend said, “I’m going diving in Palau. Want to come along?”  Several months later, we were diving off a live-aboard yacht in one of the most remote dive destinations in the world. The water was spectacular, and it was definitely the healthiest coral reef I had ever seen. After every dive, I would watch the other divers shower on the dive deck, washing their hair with commercial products, suds rinsing right overboard. Then they would slather silicone-based conditioners with nasty preservatives in their hair, and a tropical sunscreen or some aerosol-based product all over their body. An hour later, we’d all jump back in the ocean to do it over again.
      This can’t be good, I thought.  I had read the reports of sunscreen actives being implicated in coral bleaching. I knew the ingredients in these products would never pass muster in a health food store, and I certainly didn’t like the idea of them going into these pristine waters.

      When I got home, I started looking for eco-conscious products I might use on my next trip or dive. I found a few varieties in the local dive shops stating reef safe or reef friendly. Then, I read the ingredients and was shocked to find oxybenzone, octylmethoxy cinnamate and parabens in many of them!

      Knowing that every product we use on our bodies and in our hair ultimately reaches the ocean, I set out to create the highest quality, biodegradable skin, sun and hair care product line available. I left my job, poured over ingredient safety data, formulated the best possible line I could, partnered with Eckerd College and several labs, and finally brought my EcoConscious and Biodegradable product line to market!  

      It is my pleasure to introduce you to Stream2Sea, our new line of Ecoconscious and Biodegradable skin and sun care. Each product is safe not only for you and your family, but also for the sustainability of our environment. Our Sunscreen is the ONLY one that has been tested to be non-toxic to freshwater fish, saltwater fish, C. elegans and coral larvae.  They are also readily biodegradable in both fresh and salt water.  Now all I have to do is tell the world!  

      It’s my hope that you will join me on this crazy adventure and help spread the word.  We CAN and WILL do better, and I’d like to share this journey with you.  
      If you want to learn more, you can check out our website and follow our journey:
      http://stream2sea.com/
      http://stream2sea.com/keeping-it-real/can-mineral-sunscreens-really-prevent-sunburn http://stream2sea.com/ingredients-to-avoid

      Cloth Diaper Printing Adventure

      Cloth Diaper Printing Adventure
      First of all, cloth diapers are not what they use to be, and not at all what I imagined. I have actually grown pretty fond of what I thought was going to be a messy, disgusting, but necessary sacrifice for the sake of the environment. I will share my experience and some common misconceptions about cloth diapering at the end of this article if you are interested, but first- the fun stuff!

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      Small Business Saturday: Nurdle in the Rough

      Small Business Saturday: Nurdle in the Rough
      Small Business Saturday is about celebrating small businesses and their successes over the year! As a small business myself, I know what kind of hard work and dedication goes into every detail, especially for hand made products such as these. I came across Nurdle in the Rough through a fellow art teacher friend, and was instantly in love with her fine jewelry and message. I chose to highlight Kathleen Crabill because I think that more people should know about the her work and process, as she brings attention to the disastrous affects of marine debris and plastics in our oceans

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