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Important message from Mermaid Kelly: Ariel is swimming by to encourage you to help protect her home. Even though she collects human “treasures”, other sea creatures and marine life become injured or even die because of human trash, including thousands of sea turtles, whales, and over one million seabirds each year. All of this trash can harm & entangle fish, sharks, and damages coral reefs. In the Pacific Ocean there is even a huge area called the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch.” This is a large area filled with debris, approximately the size of Texas. The debris extend down 20 feet & contains 3.5 million tons of garbage. It is estimated to double size in the next 5 years. A marine biologist & ocean activist, Sylvia A. Earle once stated “If the ocean dies, we die.” Without the ocean, we can’t survive. Around 50% of the oxygen we breath comes from phytoplankton in the ocean. Many Ocean Activists have already taken action to preserve these creatures and our home, now it’s your turn! You can start taking the steps to helping all of the life in the ocean by using fewer plastic products, recycling, doing local beach/ river clean ups, support local organizations working to protect the ocean, influence change in your local community, but most importantly, educate yourself on the ocean & how to protect it.
This video is also up on my Mermaid Kelly YouTube channel as well! Feel free to share the message and video~
YouTube link: https://youtu.be/PY5tR8E8sZk

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In Finland you get money from recycling bottles.

PLASTIC BOTTLES (l = liter)
0,35 l or less = 0,10 €
0,35 - 1,0 l =  0,20 €
1,0 l or more = 0,40 € 

GLASS BOTTLES
less than 1,0 l = 0,10 €
more than 1,0 l = 0,40 €

CANS
all sizes 0,15 €

You can also return the crates, you’ll get 2,20 - 9,00€ depending on the type and whether it’s full or not. 

Sadly, more often than not, our fun and photography dives turn into clean up dives.

This could’ve been easily recycled. We can all do our part, and we can all educate others to do theirs too!

To Remove Bad Luck From All Areas Of Your Life

You will need:

  • A piece of paper
  • A blue pen and a red pen
  • A small plastic recyclable lidded container

Timing:

Right at the end of the waning moon cycle

The spell:

Write in blue all over both sides of the paper, in all directions, vertically, horizontally, and diagonally so that the words overlap, BAD LUCK BE GONE FOREVER, RETURN TO ME NEVER.

Draw a big red diagonal cross through both sides, saying:  “You are banned from my life, you troubled and strife, forever; return to me never.”

Fold the paper as small as possible and place it in the container, saying all the spell words. Add water and close the lid firmly.

Keep it in the freezer for a month.

After a month, dispose of it well away from your home in a recycling bin.


- “1001 Spells: The Complete Book of Spells For Every Purpose,” by Cassandra Eason

Walked into my friendly neighbourhood Gotham Walmart and did a double-take. Right in the middle of the usual drop-off bins – recycled plastic bags, eyeglasses for the Lions Club – was a pitch-black bin with a big yellow bat-symbol for returning used Batarangs.  #HavingTroublesWithTheBat-Budget? #HeLeavesThoseThingsEverywhere #MaybeItsForSafety #ExceptABunchOfFirstGradersWereRaidingItForTheirCollection

Emil: *in bed, been staring at the ceiling for the past 4 hours*

Mickey: Babe, why aren’t you asleep? What’s going on?

Emil: *eyes start to water* I didn’t recycle the plastic cup at the mall today, they didn’t have a recycling bin there, I killed like 4 fish and a lion today, Mickey, I don’t know how I can live with myself after th-

Mickey: We’re divorcing.

Use less plastic! Take a tote/cloth bag with you when you go to the supermarket so you don’t have to buy another plastic bag to put your groceries in. When shopping, buy fewer items packaged in plastic! If an item you want comes in a glass jar or plastic container, choose glass. Instead of buying the plastic wrapped fruit or veggies, pack your veggies loose and plastic free in your own reusable bag.

Re-use plastic bags and don’t forget to recycle as much as possible! :)

For Inktober Day 20

Throwback to when it was hot AF because its cold as hell rn. Querencia is an amazing company that makes their clothes out of recycled plastic in Guatemala via a biomass-free factory powered thru wood chips and coffee extract. Also there’s no dye used on their pieces so they save up to 9x the amount of water as the usual dye process. Wish more brands would be as productive and respectable.

Shot by Lumia Nocito
Blonde model, Charlotte McKee

How to Grocery Shop Zero Waste

If there’s one thing I’ve learned since going zero waste, it’s this: be prepared. That’s why I never go to the grocery store empty handed. 

I’ve always got several tote bags, jars, bulk bags, and produce bags to bring with me (fortunately, most of them are secondhand!) In these bags I put loose apples, pears, carrots, mushrooms, and tomatoes, while others are used to get rice, beans, and other things from the bulk section. For liquids or peanut butter, I always have a jar or tupperware which makes it very easy to store. Here’s a look at my grocery store haul for the week (for two people):

I picked up lots of fresh fruit, veggies, potatoes, as well as some bulk items like agave and chia seeds. One thing you don’t see here are grains or legumes; it’s because we’ve already got rice, beans, lentils and pasta stocked up for the week!

Although I try my best to produce no waste every day, some things I can’t really avoid. Here, you’ll see produce stickers and the plastic wrapping around the jar of coconut oil. I have yet to find coconut oil in bulk, and the cold Boston weather means that the farmer’s markets are few and far between. However, there are plenty of things I got that are sticker free: bok choy, broccoli, potatoes, carrots, onions and mushrooms. I even got all of these bananas with only one sticker on them. 

The goal with zero waste is intention, not perfection. And I intend to make conscious choices every day to be a better friend to the planet, to people, and to animals.

Xoxo,
Sabs

Life of an urban witch #2

Recycling is fun! 

  • use tin cans or plastic bottles as plant pots
  • make tote bags out of old/ripped pillowcases (you could dye them and  draw/print/sew sigils or magical symbols on them)
  • use an egg carton to organize your gems/shells/crystalls