Calculating By Carbon Footprint

Calculating My Carbon Footprint

By | Climate Change Ocean | No Comments

The Canadian Government, led by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, is rolling out the Carbon Tax for Canadians and Businesses. I thought I would take the time to calculate my family’s carbon footprint for the past year. I was amazed at how much Carbon I produced for my trips via airplane and it makes me wonder whether I should curtail travelling based on the carbon that I produce.

On the other hand, I could implement a carbon offsetting program where I pay to offset my carbon footprint to fund specific projects.

What it your Carbon Footprint? Go to the Speak Up For Blue Facebook Page and calculate your footprint:

http://www.speakupforblue.com/group

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Partnership Whale Monitoring

Industry-Government-Science Partnership For Whale Monitoring and The Carbon Tax Explained

By | Marine Mammals | No Comments

We start today’s episode with the Marine Social Science Segment with Dr. Edd Hind-Ozan discussing a news article demonstrating a great Industrial-Government-Science Partnership to monitor whales to prevent entanglement.

The Dungeness Crab Industry has funded Scientists to board Coast Guard helicopters during regular surveillance duties to monitor areas where there are crab pots to prevent whale entanglement.

We continue with the show as I describe the carbon tax in Canada and how the Federal Government will use the tax. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau rolled out how the Carbon Tax will work for various provinces. Everyone will pay a tax based on their household carbon emissions (in tons of carbon produced) and will get money back with their tax returns.

Want to share your ideas? I would love to hear your thoughts in our Facebook Group: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group

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china won't take plastic

China Won’t Accept Plastic, What Now with John Davis

By | Plastic Pollution | No Comments

For years China has been accepting plastic from many parts of the world include the US; however, the superpower stopped accepting plastic in “dirty” form last January (2018). The questions now is what does the US do with all of its plastic waste?

John Davis (OCTO) is here to try and answer the question as it has been the latest topic on the Marine-Debris Listserv. We discuss the new form the plastic must be in for China to accept it. We also discuss how cities are adapting to this new format and what they are doing with their plastic trash.

We would love to hear your ideas. You can join the Marine-Debris Listserv by going to https://marinedebris.openchannels.org/.

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Illegal conch shell trade

Nautilus and Conch Shells Part of Huge Illegal Trade

By | Fisheries | No Comments

Elephant tusks and rhino horns dominate the headlines when it comes to illegal products being sold on the black market. I understand why this happens as they are iconic species; however, there are many other illegal animals being sold where enforcement is lacking.

An article in National Geographic discusses the illegal sales of Conch and Nautilus shells (along with other shells) that are not in the up and up. The shells were not picked up on along the shore where it was already empty. Many of the shells were taken from the Ocean with live animals in them. The poachers kill the animals in the shells, pour acid in the shell, which cleans out the shell or any remains and sell it at markets and in decorative stores.

The people who buy the shells do not make the connection that there were animals in the shells or they do not understand their important functionality in the Ocean habitats in which they live.

Do you see Nautilus and Conch shells being sold at markets where you travel and at stores at home? Let me know in the Facebook Group: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group

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A Conversation About Climate Change

How To Better Presentations At Conferences And A Conversation About Climate Change

By | Conservation Marketing | No Comments

I am happy to announce the beginning of the Conservation Marketing Segments with Brooke Tully. She will be on the program once a week discussing various topics surrounding Conservation Marketing.

Brooke’s first segment involves tips on how we can better our presentations at conferences to focus more on results and discussion.

The second half of the episode is dedicated to me telling you about a conversation I had with my Aunt about Climate Change.

I would love to hear your thoughts on the episode in the Facebook Group: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group

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