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3 Artists That Are Cleaning Up Ocean Pollution

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3 Artists That Are Cleaning Up Ocean Pollution

Between massive oil spills, crowded shipping lanes, and the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, the oceans that cover over 70 percent of our planet are in serious trouble.

With all the pollution that’s swirling above and below the surface of the waves, cleaning up the ocean can seem like an insurmountable task. But maybe all we need is a little creative inspiration to help us change our shopping, living, and transportation habits so that less of our mess ends up in the water.

Modern artists are starting to use the debris floating in the ocean as a source of inspiration for their work, and a way of giving a powerful voice to the animals and fish that call the ocean home.

Next up: Pam Longobardi and the Drifter’s Project…

Image Credit: Flickr – IngridTaylar

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Beth Buczynski

Beth is a freelance writer and editor living in the Rocky Mountain West. So far, Beth has lived in or near three major U.S. mountain ranges, and is passionate about protecting the important ecosystems they represent. Follow Beth on Twitter as @ecosphericblog or check out her blog.

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4:00PM PDT on Mar 28, 2014

Wow. Won-der-ful!

11:03AM PDT on Sep 4, 2012

Thank you for this wonderful article.

1:07AM PDT on Aug 31, 2012

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6:19AM PDT on Jul 4, 2012

THANK YOU!!!

8:09PM PDT on Apr 1, 2011

I love these artists, and hope to do something along these lines too. I would love to see more of their artworks, and have them inspire others. There is so much out there to use!

1:39PM PST on Feb 15, 2011

seems like sumpin' pretty coool could be made from all that colorful netting & plastics whatevers....

3:57PM PST on Jan 21, 2011

Great article. Thank you artists.

7:46AM PST on Jan 11, 2011

Ya!! let the artists do their work, they will show, us all, other ways to look at our faces in the mirror.

7:42AM PST on Jan 11, 2011

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1:48PM PST on Jan 8, 2011

This is amazing what they are doing, I love it when people become aware of the ocean and it is great that they turn it into something that we can all appreciate, thank you!!!

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