Daily Archives: 25 March, 2015


USA Today sponsors one “Make A Difference” day every year.  Ian Rosenberger is making a difference every day. He and his team at THREAD are taking trash from Haiti, plastic bottles, turning them into thread which ultimately becomes fabric for use in the manufacture of apparel. They call it “Ground to […]

Trash> Thread> Fabric= GOOD!


On this expedition, I met Marcus Eriksen, co-founder of 5 Gyres. I enjoyed helping him as we sieved the sea surface searching for synthetic materials. Marcus and his wife, Anna Cummins, have sailed through the 5 subtropical gyres doing research and reporting on plastic pollution. Their mission is to engage people in […]

Plastic> Bottles> Trash= BAD


The end is the beginning.  We disembark from the ship and rush to Ushuaia airport.  30+ hours of travel ahead of me; memories that will last a lifetime behind me. The mantra of Robert Swan have become more than words or a slogan.  They now have a sense of urgency […]

Day 13 – Endings & Beginnings