A recent blog post was picked as en editor’s pick on Sustainlane. If you missed it the first time around, I hope you’ll read it now.
Today is World Oceans Day. This became an official holiday in 2008. With the Gulf oil spill there has been attention, as of late, paid to the sea. It is easy, usually, to forget about how important the world’s oceans are, especially for people who don’t live near them. We forget that the oceans give us most of our oxygen. The oceans regulate our climate. Oceans give us food and medicine, and holds most the world’s biodiversity. The oceans also clean the planet’s water. Spread the word and wear blue today. The oceans are the cradle of all life on Earth, and it’s important that we remember, and honor that. The link below will take you to The Ocean Project which will give you more information, including how to celebrate with Dr. Seuss. Can you say “Red Fish, Blue Fish”?
I’m posting links to some of my fellow classmate’s movies. All of these movies are very informative. All the movies address biodiversity and one of these three focuses: habitat fragmentation, invasive species or global warming. I hope you will take time to watch them. None of the movies are longer than six minutes.
By Dexter Nelson and Carrie Price Purple Loosestrife: A Eurasion Invasion
By Chad Ronchetti and Kaitlyn Pettingill Common Buckthorn in the Lower Chippewa River Valley
(One disclaimer for this movie. To remove Buckthorn, it is recommended to use glyphosate or Round Up. Although glyphosate is a toxic herbicide, the manner in which it’s recommended is responsible and reasonable.)
By Julia Engelhardt and Peggy Osthelder Maker and Breakers:Fragmentation of Eau Claire’s Backyard
By Nicole Larson and Mike Jacobs Sturgeon Video
I hope to post some more videos over the next few days. Enjoy!
Many of us are getting the itch, the itch to dig in the dirt. While looking for new plants to add to your garden, try to find native plants to your region. Native plants create a better habitat for animals in your area. Native species also thrive with less work, water and chemicals. It’s a win-win for all. Check your state’s DNR website to see what is native to your state and region.