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The folks on Hilton Head Island have a great new way of “recycling” plastic beach toys — they have built a big bin on the beach at Islanders Beach Park where people can drop off beach toys they find and other families can borrow them and later either return them there or take them home. Last year — even with COVID — nearly 2000 toys were left on the beach on Hilton Head Island. They’re also using the bin as a way to educate the public about how to protect sea turtles. In addition to taking toys with them, beachgoers can help endangered sea turtles by filling in holes and flattening sandcastles that will obstruct females from making their way on the beach at night to lay their eggs. Hilton Head Island already has 61 turtle nests this season! Everyone can help save the ocean and its precious wildlife. Happy World Ocean Day!
While an Olympic medal is special in its own right, the ones being handed out at the Tokyo 2020 games come with a little extra magic. After Tokyo won its bid to host the games, the Tokyo Medal Project, called on the Japanese people to donate their old recycled old electronic gadgets such as smartphones […]
by Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer A new series of bills have been introduced in Congress that aim to quell food waste. These bills — the Zero Food Waste Act, and the Cultivating Organic Matter through the Promotion of Sustainable Techniques Act (COMPOST) —will reduce food waste and in turn help create jobs, slow climate […]
Two dozen goats were unleashed in Manhattan’s Riverside park last week to get to work chomping down on invasive weeds. Crowds of spectators went to the park Wednesday to witness the ceremonial “running of the goats,” as the animals were released into the area, where they enjoyed a multi-course meal of Japanese knotweed, porcelain berry, multiflora rose, and even […]
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