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Rachel Roberts Earth Day Blog

Rachel Roberts Earth Day Blog

Rachel Roberts Earth Day Blog
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Happy Earth Day, everybody!
It’s a big world and you gotta start somewhere. So let’s clean it up! Me—I’m going to the beach.To get in the spirit, this weekend, I participated in a beach cleanup in Santa Monica, California. A charity called Heal The Bay organizes cleanups year round, and they’ve got it down to a science. There were hundreds of volunteers – totally awesome! – who worked in groups of five or six people. Each group got one big trash bag, and a checklist to record each and every piece of trash we picked up. Heal the Bay keeps extensive records, so each hunk of broken plastic, aluminum can, piece of glass, wad of gum, and picnic leftover was marked in its own category. This data shows if beaches are getting cleaner or dirtier each year, and identifies potential hazards to humans who visit the beach and the animals who live there.

Looking out at the sands, it didn’t seem like there was very much trash – but I was shocked that in less than an hour, my group found hundreds of tiny pieces of litter. Surprisingly, not all of it comes from careless people visiting the beach. In fact, the biggest source of pollution to our oceans, rivers, and creeks is urban runoff. That means all the trash and chemicals that travel from gutters in neighborhoods and cities into local bodies of water. All this pollution is endangering the delicate aquatic ecosystems.

Want to help? Don’t litter! Tell your friends and family that trash on the streets goes straight to oceans, rivers, and creeks when it rains.
You don’t have to read the Avalon books to know how connected we all are – that a single ripple spreads out to make circles in the stream. This Earth Day, and every day, commit to making your actions have a positive influence on the environment. Encourage your friends and family to do the same. With a little bit of effort, we can make the world cleaner and safer for ourselves and our animal friends.Go Team Avalon!Rachel

21 thoughts on “Rachel Roberts Earth Day Blog

  1. Just finished reading book 10 and is already on chapter 5 of book 11 and my name is Miranda. When I first saw my name in the book I was super exited. Then I found out I was the dark sorceress. Well my name. I was really sad but I got used to it being her name. Is that her real name. Don’t tell me I will probably find out in a few

  2. Wow! That is so great that your helping out with nature. Being outside is one of my favourite things! I just finished reading book 12. This is such a great series!

  3. Wow! That is so great that your helping out with nature. Being outside is one of my favourite things! I just finished reading book 12. This is such a great series! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  4. Karen Bainbridge

    I recycle all of my bottles, cans, paper, plastic and cardboard every day plus other recyclables whenever they are used up. sorry I missed the official Earth Day but I feel everyday is Earth Day! 🙂 It looks like I have a lot of reading ahead of me book #11 wow! I only learnt about book 1 Avalon “Circles in the Stream” and I see there is a #12, so I have a lot of catching up to do! 🙂 <3

  5. The Avalon: Web Of Magic series is my favourite series ever, which is saying something because I’m a book-aholic. I really like it because the characters stand up for animal’s rights, and make an effort to keep the planet green. I think we could all learn a lesson from them!

    • Giang-Tien Kinh

      It’s my favorite, too. XD But I’m also a hobbyist author, and I just can’t help but point out plot holes, bad character development, and plausibility (or lack thereof.) XD But you’re right. Growing up means more work and less fantasy-and-fun time, so whenever I read this, I feel like I’m back in third grade again. That glorious time where we all thought ‘stupid’ was the worse word you could say. XD

      • Maybe you should be an editor instead…
        I mean, no book is ever going to be perfect. I want to be an author too, and I know it’s hard to sometimes to look over stuff like that. But I also know that I will never ever write anything perfect, with no plot holes and perfect character development. And neither will you. So it’s okay to say that the Avalon series has faults, because it undoubtably does at points. But one day when you have your own website, and people are accusing you of having bad, childish writing, just remember. No one is perfect, or ever going to be. We can only aspire, and try not to fault others for having the same problems we all have.

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