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Name This Robot!

This September, The Nature Conservancy will launch the first controlled study of its kind to assess the impact of trawl fishing off California’s Central Coast-and you can be part of naming the new Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) that will be gathering the data. The nominations are: Beagle -Darwin’s famous ship. […]

Day of Service Activity: Combing the Beach for Trash

There’s nothing more serene than walking the beach with your children on a lovely day, picking up shells and digging holes in the sand. The flip side of the coin (or sand dollar in this case) is combing the shore for trash, something I did with another mom and three […]

Catching Cleaner Waves in Malibu

Where would Malibu be without its surfers and where would its surfers be without safe water? That’s part of the driving energy behind the Legacy Park project. Construction has been launched this week as veteran wave riders joined Malibu City Council to reduce stormwater pollution in Malibu Creek, Malibu Lagoon […]

Twinkies In Outer Space

ExclusiveThe voyage into the heart of the Atlantic gyre continues. To make landfall in Uruguay, we’re dependent on our engine to propel our vessel through the windless areas of the open sea. But today, as we followed a line of garbage where we pulled out milk crates, buckets, and nondescript […]

25 Photos of Islands Threatened By Climate Change

25 breathtaking places threatened by us. Some may try to deny it, but by now there’s next to no doubt that global warming is having real, profound effects on the world we live in. Perhaps one of the most alarming changes is occurring in the world’s oceans and endangering islands […]

Plastic Surgery: Where Will Japan’s Tsunami Garbage Go?

SeriesEnvironmental cleanup in the wake of Japan’s twin disasters. Part 4 in a special series. A surreal and compelling mix of headlines (read: Royal weddings, Osama bin Laden) may be dominating this week’s news, but the unfolding events in Japan after the March earthquake and tsunami – compounded further by […]

BP Took Our Arms; the Government Is Taking Our Legs

We’re approaching the part of Louisiana where land and water become indistinct. South of New Orleans, approaching Grand Isle, we’re driving a series of elevated roadways and bridges, traversing a mammoth, venerable estuary the likes of which I’ve never seen. The likes of which I never knew existed. This area […]

Why Is There a Trash Vortex Forming in the Pacific?

What is the Pacific Garbage Patch? Simply put, it’s a swirling mass of plastic in the middle of the Pacific ocean that is big enough to qualify as the planet’s largest landfill. Roughly located in an area between 135° to 155°W and 35° to 42°N, much of the world’s trash […]

Electrolux Goes Fishing to Improve Our “˜Plastic Karma’

Plastic is everywhere. It’s littering our oceans, and even has its own homeland: a behemoth floating mass of plastic known as the Pacific Garbage Patch or, as Planet Green called it in an informative guest post, the “Oh My”¦What Have We Done!?” Scientists say it’s twice the size of Texas […]

Give Me Convenience or Give Me Death: YOUR Plastic Footprint

  It’s been an interesting few weeks. UN meetings, talks with major film and television networks about filming my nonprofit’s expeditions as we sail around the world studying plastic in our oceans. Lately, I’ve been obsessed with the concept of global pollution in terms of scale. The scale of problems […]

The Friday 5: Change Something Edition

The best of EcoSalon’s stories this week. Change. We need it to stay sane. The world needs it to stay habitable. Where can it be found? Here are 5 suggestions from the last week at EcoSalon. In inspiring stories. In a pair of running shoes. In a sunlit headstand. In […]

Océé – Riding the Slow Fashion Wave

The recently launched eco-conscious fashion line Océé is inspired by oceanic imagery. Each piece is made to order and 2% of the proceeds benefit Surfrider Foundation Europe. Océane Buret connected with the ocean at an early age, while spending summers sailing with her family across France and Europe. Since then, […]

Lustables: Karenjess Jewelry Pulled from the Sea

Karenjess jewelry is pulled from the sea and cast in reclaimed metals. Karenjess says that when considering starting her own line, her ultimate dream was to cast shells from around the world in sterling silver and create simple, one-of-a-kind pieces that would carry a story of where they were found.

Your Ass Is Grass

Sit on the grass; look out at the trees; wake up in the field; float on the water. These four frolics in nature are woven into the fabric of the vintage French furniture reclaimed by Chair Couture, a delightful contemporary source that seeks to make stuffy, highbrow seating more down […]

10 Ocean Conservation Groups Making a Difference

These 10 organizations work tirelessly to protect the world’s oceans and all of the life they contain from overfishing, global warming and other threats. Global fisheries are on the verge of collapse, global warming is raising ocean temperatures, coral reefs are dying at an alarming rate and runoff from farms […]

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25 Awesome DIY Projects Made From Nature

Use nature to decorate your space with these gorgeous DIY projects. Spring is an amazing time of year to combine two of my favorite things–nature and DIY.  My husband and I like to take walks at the local nature reserve near our home. We also like to garden and spend […]

How to Not Sweat (or Stink) With Natural Deodorant

A healthy lifestyle, clean foods, nontoxic personal care products. These are all high on our list of must haves. Soaking wet pits are not. How to not sweat when making the switch to natural deodorants? You use organic cosmetics, nontoxic shampoo, natural body lotion. Have yet to make the change […]

Social Media Activism Helps Women Reclaim Their Bodies

Social media activism can be done anywhere.

You might not think that a social media platform would be the place where women go to reclaim their bodies. But that’s just what the following women did.

Mashable recently published a great article detailing the stories of three women who harnessed the power of social media activism to claim their identity by discussing their bodies. Each woman’s story is incredibly moving but totally different:

6 Recycling Benefits That Put Your Lame Excuses to Shame

Recycling benefits everything and everyone. Here, 6 common myths to throw away. Like, right now. Maybe you started off with a passionate mission to recycle and do your part for the environment, but it’s since fallen by the wayside with an apathetic “thud.” Or maybe you’re one of the many […]

Trust Your Gut: Using Intuition for Good Health

Always trust your gut. It knows what your head hasn’t figured out yet. ~Unknown We are programmed, here in the West, to run to our physician whenever we aren’t feeling well. Of course, there are times this is warranted. But many times our gut is trying to tell us something. […]

Jemima Kirke Shares Her Abortion Story [Video]

Jemima Kirke, of HBO’s “Girls” recently shared her abortion story with the Center for Reproductive Rights. Kirke’s story is similar to many women’s abortion stories as it was very difficult for her to afford the procedure. As she said: It wasn’t totally unavailable, and that’s the tricky part — there […]

Big Tobacco Sues FDA Over Labeling Requirements

Does big tobacco have a legal leg to stand on with labeling requirements? On Tuesday, big tobacco filed suit against FDA over tobacco product labeling, claiming that the agency had overstepped its authority. The lawsuit is in response to a guidance issued in March which requires that tobacco companies submit […]

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BP Took Our Arms; the Government Is Taking Our Legs

We’re approaching the part of Louisiana where land and water become indistinct. South of New Orleans, approaching Grand Isle, we’re driving a series of elevated roadways and bridges, traversing a mammoth, venerable estuary the likes of which I’ve never seen. The likes of which I never knew existed. This area […]

Plastic Surgery: Where Will Japan’s Tsunami Garbage Go?

SeriesEnvironmental cleanup in the wake of Japan’s twin disasters. Part 4 in a special series. A surreal and compelling mix of headlines (read: Royal weddings, Osama bin Laden) may be dominating this week’s news, but the unfolding events in Japan after the March earthquake and tsunami – compounded further by […]

Electrolux Goes Fishing to Improve Our “˜Plastic Karma’

Plastic is everywhere. It’s littering our oceans, and even has its own homeland: a behemoth floating mass of plastic known as the Pacific Garbage Patch or, as Planet Green called it in an informative guest post, the “Oh My”¦What Have We Done!?” Scientists say it’s twice the size of Texas […]

25 Photos of Islands Threatened By Climate Change

25 breathtaking places threatened by us. Some may try to deny it, but by now there’s next to no doubt that global warming is having real, profound effects on the world we live in. Perhaps one of the most alarming changes is occurring in the world’s oceans and endangering islands […]

Océé – Riding the Slow Fashion Wave

The recently launched eco-conscious fashion line Océé is inspired by oceanic imagery. Each piece is made to order and 2% of the proceeds benefit Surfrider Foundation Europe. Océane Buret connected with the ocean at an early age, while spending summers sailing with her family across France and Europe. Since then, […]