Chagrin Valley sustainable bath products: $5 off code

For $5 off your order, click this link πŸ™‚ Feel free to share it too! Unlimited people can use it!

Check out my favorite company for sustainable bath and body products!

Shampoo bars, hair oils, deodorant, lotions, bug repellent, dry shampoos, exfoliators, pet care, and more. Organic, all natural, and packaged in cardboard, glass, and tin. And… plastic-free shipping.

Presenting and Learning at the 2nd Annual Texas Plastic Pollution Symposium!

This morning I presented at the Texas Plastic Pollution Symposium about my upcoming eXXpedition. It was well-received and I’ve already made some great new connections in the community for future collaborations! There are so many passionate and knowledgeable folks here that are contributing to pollution research, improved policies, and outreach.

If you’d like to learn more about how to get involved in your community, message me or comment. I can help you find opportunities in your area πŸ™‚

Local opportunities to take part in Conservation

I created this Conservation Calendar for staff at work but I figured I’d share it with you guys too! Perhaps I’ll post one each month. Before the month, not halfway through it πŸ˜›

If you don’t like in the Houston/Galveston area, do a google search for conservation organizations close to you! Many areas have a local Audubon Society. That’s a great place to start, and usually a lovely property to visit. If you need help, comment or send me a message/e-mail. I’d be happy to try to help you find some cool stuff near you to get your closer to nature and be a part of conservation efforts πŸ™‚

P.S.- This week is Slow Loris Outreach Week. I’ll post about some really cool work my boyfriend is doing to help those little guys out in the wild. He cares for them at Moody Gardens. Great pics coming soon!

Ocean conservation education at work, and reef safe sunscreen options!

In the Visitor’s Center at Moody Gardens, as guests pass through from place to place, they encounter this new temporary exhibit. It’s an interactive presentation about the state of the world’s reefs and how we can help. Here’s some tips offered on the outside, so even if they don’t want to check out the presentation, guests may pick up some tips. Did you know Moody uses recycled water for its irrigation? And doesn’t give out plastic lids or straws with beverages. I learned that today!

One thing missing was reef safe sunscreen. So I’m going to share my favorite, easy-to-find options in this post!

Remember that article I shared about the reef rescue project at Moody Gardens? Well, I didn’t realize how may different coral species were involved, and how well guests can see them in the rescue lab! So cool!

Speaking of ocean species…

Did you know climate change affects these cuties too?

Ice floes and solid ice formation in the Antarctic are crucial to a bunch of penguin species!

Penguins need safe and solid land to stay away from their large ocean-dwelling predators (like sharks, whales, and seals). They also need that space for breeding, keeping their chicks protected until their waterproof feathers come in, and to stay dry when molting.

Increased global temperatures melts ice, reducing haul out space, and can drastically change the crucial food sources in the waters nearby that penguins and other animals need to survive! Who doesn’t love penguins???

So, I’ll leave you with another product idea to help the planet and your body.

Sunscreen/sunblock made from zinc oxide or titanium dioxide are considered “reef safe” as they aren’t harsh chemicals that disrupt corals. They are also safer for your skin!

And guess what! You can find it at your local Target in a reusable TIN, instead of plastic. That means you’re doing a double good deed for the ocean. You go, Glen Coco!

P.S.- When empty, use the tin to store hair ties, bobby pins, or jewelry on the go. That’s what I do πŸ™‚