A few links to Plastic Tides in the News: Cornell Sustainable campus: “A kickstarter campaign to stem plastic pollution“ and “Cayuga Lake SUP CUp presents: The Canal“ Today in Bermuda: “Plastic Tides Team Returns to Bermuda“ Cornell Daily Sun: “Erie Canal“, “A plastic-free campus“ SUP the Mag:” video“ Stand UP Journal:” PLastic Tides: protecting our waterways through Stand UP Paddle boarding“ Ithaca Journal: ‘We’re probably drinking plastic’ and “Are Dangerous … Continue reading Plastic Tides in the Press. Timeline: 1 year !
What is compost tea? According to Oregon State University, Compost tea is a liquid extract of compost that contains plant growth compounds and beneficial microorganisms. Liquid extracts have been used for hundreds of years in agriculture to promote plant and soil health. How is it made? Compost tea is produced by steeping finished compost in water in order to extract beneficial microorganisms and compounds into … Continue reading Compost Tea
On the expedition we ate cattails, thimble berries and made sumac lemonade Continue reading Plastic Tides Youth Internship – Wild Foraging
Plastic Tides is actively involved in sampling microbeads in the water. On our first expedition in Bermuda, we used a trawl designed by the Plastic Ocean Project that is dragged behind a boat to sample the floating microbeads. As we used the trawl behind our man-powered paddle boards, we found it to be quite challenging. We now have a new design, using PVC pipes, net, rope, bolts and rods. … Continue reading Plastic Tides Science- Trawl Design
As part of Plastic Tides’ efforts to educate children, Christian Shaw (project leader) developed a Stand Up Paddle (SUP) board summer program for children to experience our some of our undertakings. (You can see the internship flier here) From July 24th – 31st, Christian and I introduced four girls to exploration, environmentalism and plastic pollution science We both passed the Wilderness and Remote First Aid course and … Continue reading Plastic Tides Youth internship
Plastic Tides Internship_One Sheet Continue reading Plastic Tides Youth internship flier
YOu can find out more about this expedition by following our mini-episodes here Plastic Tides in the News: Cornell Sustainable campus: A kickstarter campaign to stem plastic pollution and Cayuga Lake SUP CUp presents: The Canal Today in Bermuda: Plastic Tides Team Returns to Bermuda Cornell Daily Sun: Erie Canal, A plastic-free campus SUP the Mag: video Stand UP Journal: PLastic Tides: protecting our waterways through Stand UP … Continue reading Plastic Tides In Bermuda