Recently I ran across this fabulous “Art to Save the Sea” and the Washed Ashore Organization. As Sonoma County is part of the beautiful California Coast, and as a responsible citizen of our world, I am all about our Oceans and doing whatever we can personally to eliminate the use of plastic and debris!
The Washed Ashore Project, based in Oregon, is a non-profit, community-based organization with a mission of educating and creating awareness about marine debris and plastic pollution through art. People of all ages work together to clean up beaches and process the debris into art supplies to construct giant sculptures of the sea life most affected by plastic pollution.
90% of the debris collected are petroleum-based: plastic items, nylon ropes and net. They use 98% of this trash to create sculptures-Washed Ashore Organization
Angela Haseltine Pozzi is the lead artist and orchestrates the construction of these striking sculptures with the assistance of many volunteers and a dedicated staff. Angela, an exhibiting artist and educator for more than 30 years, now uses her art as a powerful tool to encourage community and environmental action about her true passion…cleaning up the world’s oceans.
The Washed Ashore Organization, along with other international projects like the Plastiki Adventure, are helping to raise awareness of our Oceans plight and to encourage us to take steps NOW to avoid current and future debris. What are just some of the things you can you do to help clean up our oceans?
- Encourage reducing, refusing, reusing, repurposing and recycling
- Use less plastic
- Bring your own water bottle and mug with you
- Use cloth or canvas grocery bags
- Buy in bulk
- Refill containers
- Reduce and re-use whenever possible
- Contact Washed Ashore to start a Satellite Project in your community
This is definitely a project after my own heart…using beauty to make a statement and encourage positive change, with style!
What do you think about this art project? And, what can you do to help our Oceans live on for our children?