If you dig the ocean, you should follow Surfrider on Twitter. They post really great tweets about protecting our oceans. A post about this article by Michael Miller particularly caught my eye. Andre Faubert of Huntington Beach (& a Surfrider Foundation member) built a float for his 4th of July parade… made entirely of trash from a local beach. He gathered trash, one hour each day, this year & collected 580 pounds. That’s a lot of garbage thrown onto Mother Nature! Uncool.
But what is cool? This float Faubert created in order to protest the trash on the beaches. According to Miller, Faubert “hopes viewers will agree that it belongs on a flat-bed truck instead of on the beach.” He commissioned a student and alum from the Laguna College of Art & Design to help him build a float that looks like a giant, crashing wave (as pictured above). What a creative way to take something not beautiful, turn it into something wonderful and display how badly polluted our beaches are.