We’re in Charlotte, NC at a science teacher’s convention getting lots of schools in the south signed up for our WE ADD UP fundraising program! Though we didn’t get a chance to trick or treat (after standing on our feet all day, we’re happy to kick back tonight), we did get a little visit from a a scary fellow who wanted to do his part to stop climate change. But, I’ll tell you what, if we WERE taking part in tonight’s festivities, we would be passing out organic Crispy Cat Candybars. Yum!! We hope you’re all having a wonderful Halloween!
On a sunny saturday last month, about 20 people from the Long Island City Community Boathouse in NYC got together for a beach clean-up on South Brother Island. The island is a nesting place for many birds and normally off limits to all humans. That doesn’t stop trash from washing up onto its shores however. So, the good folks at LICCB received permission for us to land our kayaks on the island to do the clean-up. A power boat then met us to take our ‘haul’ back to a proper disposal site in the city.
It was a hot, sunny, wonderful last breath of summer picking up plastic bottles, of course your token condoms, and a surprising number of hula hoops! After we were done, we paddled our kayaks further up the East River to visit another beach clean-up site, swim in the beautiful waters, and enjoy watermelon! All told it was about 20 miles of kayaking, great company, and the best way I’ve found to feel good even while getting sun burned. Remember to Recycle!