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Sammy of Shore Buddies Talks Trader Joe's Phasing Out Plastic

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Sammy of Shore Buddies talks Trader Joe's Phasing Out Plastic

Trader Joe's has made a commitment to improve their packaging by replacing all single-use plastics and styrofoam trays with biodegradable, compostable alternatives! Trader Joe's spokesperson and representative released that “while most of the plastic in our packaging has the highest recyclability acceptance rate in the U.S., reducing the amount of plastic packaging in our stores is another important focus of our sustainability.”

Wisdom Wednesday 03/06/2019

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Wisdom Wednesday

It’s been found that at least 8 million tons of plastic enter the oceans every year. That’s like emptying one garbage truck into the ocean every minute. The average US citizen uses 167 plastic bottles each year, but only 25% get recycled. Also not recycled much is the most common forms of plastic pollution in the ocean; cigarette butts, plastic bags, fishing gear, and food and beverage containers...

Shore Buddies Ocean Hero of the Week: Ryan Hickman

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Shore Buddies Ocean Hero of the Week: Ryan Hickman

Welcome to Stephen’s Interview Corner! I’m Stephen Seagull and I’m back with our new Ocean Hero of the Week! This week, I’m very proud to introduce you all to the recycling hero himself, Ryan Hickman. I thought I liked to fly high and shoot for the stars, but this amazing young man is flying past me! He can’t walk past trash without picking it up and making an impact on the environment around him.

Shore Buddies Ocean Hero of the Week: Marc Ward

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Shore Buddies Ocean Hero of the Week: Marc Ward

Stephen Seagull Interview partner.pngHi, Stephen here. Marc Ward is one of the greatest protectors of my dear friend, Shelly the Sea Turtle. Through his adventures, he developed quite a passion for marine life in realizing just how important they are to our oceans. His love for turtles drove him to help create Sea Turtles Forever, a program that dedicated everything they had to protecting sea turtles from all the problems they can face. 

Wisdom Wednesday 02/27/2019

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Wisdom Wednesday

Did you know you can identify the sex of a turtle by the sounds they make? The temperature when incubated determines the sex of the embryo. Cooler temperatures produce males whereas warmer temperatures produce females. You can also...

Ocean Hero of the Week: Sammie Vance

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Shore Buddies Ocean Hero of the Week: Sammie Vance

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Stephen Seagull here, and I’m back with what I like to call Stephen’s Interview Corner! I’ve decided to fly high and start an Ocean Hero of the Week! To kickoff this FINNtastic program, I would be so honored to introduce you all to Sammie Vance. Sammie is an amazing little girl that wanted to stop kids from being lonely at recess. She created a comic strip explaining how these benches would help save my home as well as keep children from feeling lonely. 400lbs of plastic caps later, Sammie’s Buddy Bench was here to stay.

Wisdom Wednesday 02/20/2019

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Wisdom Wednesday

Most turtles are omnivores, but the diet of a turtle is widely depending on the species of turtle. Some turtles eat mollusks, insects, and small fish. Others eat only sea grasses and ....

Wisdom Wednesday 02/13/2019

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Shore Buddies Wisdom Wednesday

Turtles are credited for their good eyesight and excellent sense of smell. Their hearing and touch is also good, especially with the shell containing nerve endings. So yes, they can feel you petting them! Like your pet, turtles have five toes on each limb. There are...

Winter Storm turns paradise into Hell

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From Paradise to Hell

Hello friends, Sammy here!

I cannot believe what happened to one of my favorite beaches. It went from paradise to hell. Once such a pristine and beautiful beach...; they even named it Seal Beach. But now this...

Wisdom Wednesday 02/06/2019

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Wisdom Wednesday

A turtle’s shell has 60 different bones all connected together. The bony part is covered with plates made from the skin, which offer more strength and protection to the shell. Most turtles...

Ice cream just started to taste so much better

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Ice cream just started to taste so much better

Hey Guys! Finn here,

Another great news today. Everybody talks about how bad plastics are for the environment but only a few do something about the problem. Ben & Jerry’s ice cream company is moving to wooden spoons and paper straws...

Wisdom Wednesday 01/30/2019

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Wisdom Wednesday

Turtles live in any climate that’s warm enough for them to complete a whole breeding cycle. Because of this, turtles live on every continent except Antarctica. North America has such a wide variety of turtle species, but Europe only has two species of turtles and...