Adidas x Parley for the Oceans

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- One garbage truck load of plastic is dumped in the ocean every minute

- Within 2050 the ocean will contain more plastic than fish, by weight 

- Every piece of plastic ever made still exists

- Plastic that is eaten by ocean animals eventually end in our bodies

- There is one tonne of plastic in the ocean for every human being 

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There is no doubt we need to do something with the ocean plastic problem. Firstly, we all need to educate ourselves on the topic. It was not long ago that we learned that clothing made of polyester (a plastic based material) sheds small pieces of plastic in the washing machine, which means that the small plastic pieces end up in the ocean.

We’ve been looking for better produced (eco-friendly) workout clothes for a while now. There are not a lot of good options on the market, which isn’t so strange since training gear is usually made of polyester in order to absorb and transport the sweat so that you don’t freeze. Clothes of cotton are not the best match for work-outs, since the fabric draws in the humidity and makes the material heavy.

And we have good news! Adidas and Parley for the Oceans have teamed up to create a new fabric, a yarn called Parley Oceans Plastic™, which is made from recycled plastic picked up from coastal areas and beaches.

Photo: Michael Ray Vera Cruz Angeles

Photo: Michael Ray Vera Cruz Angeles

Together with a team of athletes, dancers, training influencers and bloggers we are fronting the new collection of training clothes here in Norway.

ADIDAS W.N.D. PARLEY Jacket.  Photo: Michael Ray Vera Cruz Angeles

ADIDAS W.N.D. PARLEY Jacket. Photo: Michael Ray Vera Cruz Angeles

The collection consists of tights, tops, sports bras, a jacket, caps, water bottles, bags and shoes. Check them out here.

BELIEVE THIS PARLEY 7/8 TIGHTS.  Photo: Michael Ray Vera Cruz Angeles

BELIEVE THIS PARLEY 7/8 TIGHTS. Photo: Michael Ray Vera Cruz Angeles

We always want to support brands that make a real effort to change in a better direction, and for Adidas to take this stance is huge, and an opportunity for many other brands to follow. 

DON'T REST PARLEY BH.  Photo: Michael Ray Vera Cruz Angeles

DON'T REST PARLEY BH. Photo: Michael Ray Vera Cruz Angeles

Even though the clothes are made of recycled polyester, they will probably shed micro-plastic pieces when you wash them, so make sure to use a Guppy Bag - a bag that you put your clothes into before washing them that is supposed to hinder the small plastic fibers to enter the waterways.

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You can find the clothes at bigger sports stores where they sell Adidas - and here in Norway more specifically at G-Sport! And remember to do a mini beach cleanup next time you’re out running!

Guide til standrydding 2019

Nå er det endelig vår og, og tid for å bringe frem alt som har vært bortgjemt hele vinteren. Blomstene begynner så smått å våkne til liv, gresset begynner å vokse ut, og våre bare legger har lyst på litt sol og varme.

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Våren er også tiden hvor vi ser hvor mye søppel som har samlet seg langs gatene og på strendene. Fulger som har trukket sørover for vinteren kommer tilbake fra varmere strøk, og vi har en viktig jobb å gjøre for å passe på naturen for alle dyrene som våkner til livet med sol og sommer. Dermed er det på tide med strandrydding!

GRATIS UTSTYR TIL DIN STRANDRYDDING:

Vi har en supergod nyhet som gjør det lettere for alle å arrangere strandrydding selv om de ikke har utstyret de trenger lett tilgjengelig. Denne servicen fra Ragn Sells gjelder absolutt alle som ønsker å rydde eller tenker å ha ryddeaksjoner over hele landet, så lenge det finnes et anlegg i nærheten. Det kan man sjekke ut her.

Spre det gode budskap og arranger gjerne en strandrydding - liten eller stor - i nærheten av der du bor!

Apropos strandrydding - kanskje du har lyst til å være med på noen av disse arrangementene?

STRANDRYDDEUKA 2019

Strandryddeuka har følgende temadager:

  • Mandag 29. april: Barnehager og skoler

  • Tirsdag 30. april: Båtfolkets dag

  • Onsdag 1. mai: #5forhvalen

  • Torsdag 2. mai: Rydd med jobben

  • Fredag 3. mai: Dykke- og vasseaksjoner

  • Lørdag 4. mai: Strandryddedagen 2019

  • Fredag 5. mai: Mikroplast- og småplastrydding

STRANDRYDDING OG FELLESPADLING PÅ CALIFORNEBU

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Plan for dagen:

Kl. 11 - Padling for de som ønsker det. Ta gjerne med eget brett så vi får flest mulig på vannet! Har du ikke eget brett, vil det være mulig å prøve en av våre utover dagen.

Kl. 13 - Strandrydding! Smart å ta med egne hansker og gummistøvler også da det kan være litt gjørmete noen steder. Vi stiller med søppelsekker. Her hos oss har vi også garderober med dusj, samt gratis parkering for alle som ikke sykler eller tar kollektivtransport! Sjekk linken for veibeskrivelse: http://www.sup.no/kontakt/

Det blir grilling i solen når vi er ferdig! Ta med egen mat.

Strandryddepadling på Californebu 2018

Ryddedugnad Bygdøy Sjøbad

Vi arrangerer ryddedugnad på Bygdøy Sjøbad 4 og 5 mai klokken 11:00! Vi har bestemt oss for å ha 2 dager med dugnad slik at de som ikke har mulighet å komme første dag har også mulighet å være med andre dagen.

Ta med familie, venner, grillmat og dykkeutstyr for en dag i vannet (eller på land for de som vil). Vi satser på å rydde under vann og få opp søppel.

Vi oppfordrer alle til å prioritere denne viktige aktiviteten da det er til stor fordel for klubben, miljøet og badegjestene utover sommeren! Vi satser på grilling og fridykkerprat etter dugnaden!

Vi plukker søppel fra Røa til Bogstadvannet - BLI MED!

Oslo Kvinnehelsesenter inviterer hele familien til en sosial og meningsfull søndag med fokus fysisk aktivitet, hygge og ikke minst - å rydde nærmiljøet for søppel og plast! Ta med deg barna, mor og far, venner, barselgruppen og firbente - sammen rydder vi skog, stier, elven og stranden for søppel og plast!

Praktisk info:

Tid: 11.00 - 15.00. Oppmøte kl. 11.00 og du er med oss så lenge du ønsker.

Oppmøte og ryddeområdet: vi møtes og starter i skolegården til Bogstad Skole, følger elven videre oppover til Bogstadvannet hvor vi avslutter ved stranden på Bogstad. Her blir det servert boller og saft til alle oppmøtte og vi samler inn fangsten for dagen som blir veid og hentet av Smestad gjenbruksstasjon.

Campus cleanup - Sosial søppelplukking i Ås

Vi møtes utenfor Sørhellinga og drar ut for å plukke søppel. Kom gjerne med forslag til hvor det trengs mest rydding. Vi stiller med hansker og poser.

Strandryddedagen, Oslo Kajakklubb

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OKK oppfordrer alle medlemmer til å bli med på Strandryddedagen. Padlerne har en unik mulighet til å bidra til rydding langs kysten. Det er neppe noen som kjenner kysten i detaljer så godt som oss som alltid ser etter artige formasjoner, nye små strender eller andre trygge steder å gå i land. Ofte er dette steder der det samler seg marint avfall.

Padlerne har en farkost som egner seg fint for å ta med seg en liten sekk på dekk. Man kan også putte posen med søppel i luka siden mange turene padles med nesten tom kajakk.

Alle som stiller opp denne dagen vil få sekker, hansker og informasjonsmateriell om strandrydding gratis fra OKK.

Kystlotteriet inviterer: Vi rydder Rauer

Oppmøte: Engelsviken kai klokken 11.

Noe ventetid må ventes for å få alle over

Hjemkomst: Ca klokken 17, med mulighet for å kjøres tilbake tidligere/senere

Alle innleverte sekker er med i Kystlotteriets hovedtrekning

Strandryddedagen 2019, Ormsund Økogrend

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Velkommen til Strandryddedag på Nedre Bekkelaget. UngNorge og Ormsundveien Økogrend gjentar suksessen fra i fjor og inviterer til strandrydding til lands og på vann. Som partnere i Oslo europeisk miljøhovedstad 2019 bidrar vi til å holde strandlinja fri for mikroplast. Kom og bli med!

Fjorårets #5forhvalen med RebMoe og Jenny Skavlan

Super environmentalist Gina shares her top 5 tips for getting involved

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We had decided that we wanted to do a beach cleanup during our "glamping" weekend at Bukubaki in Peniche to see if we had a different experience in another part of the country. We had already seen the amount of trash in the beaches close to Lisbon, and the contrasting amazingly clean beaches in downtown Cascais. Via Instagram we found "The Peniche Beach Conservation", and that they had posted photos from cleanups. We took contact and were met by the most welcoming, engaging and warm spirit of Gina, the German girl who moved to Portugal to live a life in stronger contact with nature.

Can you tell us a bit about yourself?

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As a child, I was already deeply in love with the ocean, this feeling of being ONE! Whenever we were on family holidays at the coast I spent hours in the water and I have always been a collector. Back then I collected rocks, fossils, and shells.I have always been in awe and love with nature, animals, being outside and caring for things and people.I spent some years traveling the world and working in many different jobs, among others on the vineyards in Australia, as a farm helper, in restaurants and cafés, in a kid's toy store, learning to grow edible mushrooms in Peru, at the radio as a reporter in Germany.Then I started studying Biology in Berlin. I came to Peniche because I needed to get away from the city - to the ocean, which I usually did during short travels. Peniche appealed to me because of the description "sleepy old fishing village with world class surf" and because of its funny shape on the map in the travel guide. At the end of my studies, I contacted the local university and asked if I could write my final thesis about "Microplastics on sandy beaches in and around Peniche, Portugal". Sad but true, all the samples I collected (five samples at each of the five tested beaches) contained microplastics and nano plastics on a very small scale. The majority of microplastics were microfibers, which could derive from fishing-related tools like nets but also synthetic fibers from our laundry. The synthetic fibers end up in the ocean because filtering systems in wastewater plants are not sufficient enough to filtrate these tiny pieces of plastics out of the water...I realized the danger of the plastic in the ocean, but also saw the potential "beauty". Some of the pieces of plastic seem to be a message from the ocean, and I would like to translate that message to other humans, simply by documenting and sharing things that I find on the beach or by creating artwork.

The ocean is our "Life-Support-System": The ocean does not need us but we need the ocean. I think it's my mission to spread this message and to invite people to be good and to be the change now.

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After my studies, I stayed in Peniche and started a non-profit organization called Marmeu. Our first project is the "Peniche Beach Conservation Program". On the Facebook and Instagram page, we share some scientific facts and information on how to be good to the ocean, together with things I find on the beach. We organize monthly beach cleanups, recycle the plastic, and keep the "treasures" - pieces of beach plastic that we later transform into artwork. We (try to) sell the things to raise funds for our work.

When and why/how did you become an environmentalist?

Travelling the world, I discovered great injustice related to unsustainable consumption and mass production, monoculture, and drought. In Australia, we went to a lake which was on the map, but when we arrived we were wondering where the water had gone. In the middle of a little village, there was a hole in the ground with remains of boats and piers. It turned out that because of climate change it had not rained for ten years, the lake had dried out, its inhabitants had died, and the village's inhabitants had to leave their home because of the drought.I also saw people living in paradises, surrounded by jungle with sweet tropical fruits, sun, and nature. But on the streets, there was no-one to be seen. It turned out they were sitting indoors, watching TV, abusing drugs and alcohol, dreaming of living an "American/western way of life" including buying all products that one "needs" in this world: Smartphones, Coca-Cola, brand clothing...I saw giant landfills with fumes that went up in the air and drove through palm tree fields - for hours - which were sprayed, and the orang-utans and other animals shot, and I saw beaches full of plastic garbage.I realized that I didn't want to do any harm through buying the products that I buy or the way that I live. For a while, it was really stressful because I couldn't really manage to change my life in order to have less impact on climate change and injustice and environmental destruction. But in the past two years, I have changed many things. I moved to Portugal, where I live outside, I started a garden, I make things myself, I repair and build things, and in general, I try to be as sustainable and as self-sufficient and independent of brands and big industries as possible.

In 2050 there will be more people picking up trash than there will be producing trash ♥

What is your favorite meal?

From the taste, I must confess it's fries! But I really really love "fresh" stuff that you could say is still ALIVE - coming straight from a tree or picked up in the garden.... Mmmmh!!!!

Why should people join beach cleanups?

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To see the SOS that the ocean is sending us. What it sends us in the tides, being disposed on the beach is a mirror. Our garbage, the things we use in our everyday lives, is in the ocean and on our beaches. 8 million tons of plastic enter the ocean each year. We need to be aware that plastic is a serious harm to the environment and to the ocean because it does not go away. Animals get tangled up and die, others eat the plastic and also ingest a toxic mix of chemicals.  These mess with the hormone system, because they have the same structure as estrogen, leading to irreversible effects in not only fish but also its end consumer (us).It's also really fun to get together in community and to do something good for nature.And, if you like the ocean and it's obviously calling for help when you take a closer look, it simply feels good to give something back. It gives us so much, but we cannot take it for granted.

What are your top 5 tips for a more environmentally friendly life?

  1. Start a garden - grow your own food (and make compost)

  2. Buy local - support local farmers & refuse supermarkets

  3. Slow down - be happy with less and see beauty in the little things (nature)

  4. Reduce! Reuse! Recycle! and RETHINK to find ways to live without

  5. Be motivated to #bethechange and to be part of the people who change the world! It's tough at first finding out about all that bad stuff in the world, but actually, it's a really creative mission to be good to the planet in these times. Don't be upset and don't give up! Find like-minded, they are everywhere around you.