Speechless.

June 25, 2010

Remember when I said I didn’t want to sound like an alarmist? but I wasn’t sure how much longer we would feel comfortable allowing our family to go to the beach? Yeah? Well, that time has already come…

Vacationers Ignore Tar Balls, Children Play on Oiled Beach (Video) : TreeHugger

I’m dumbfounded.

I’m dismayed.

I’m taken aback.

I’m speechless.

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Lisa

Wow. I don’t know what to say…You’re not an alarmist. I would want to know. And I guess it would depend on what beach you go to? I don’t doubt that this is happening. The route of the leaking oil goes in that route where Florida would be hurt. Sad.

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Sofia's Ideas

Yeah, I’m really sad about this. The beautiful beaches is one of the reasons we chose to move to FL from NY. I could literally stay at the beach all day and night; that’s how much I love it. And to see this? To see that some people think nothing of goo-gone as a beach necessity along with sunblock? I just don’t even know what to say…

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Kimberly

Sofia, That is shocking. It’s just so sad. I can’t believe how bad it is. I don’t live in that area and only hear about it on the news…but to see it and how it’s affecting so many…wow!

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Sofia's Ideas

Well, I’m glad to be spreading the word in my little corner of the world, but the question now is what do we do? What can we do?

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Staycee
Olivier

Goo-gone packed as a precautionary, right next to your sunblock, water bottles, baby-wipes, first-aid kit, and hazmat suit…

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Sofia's Ideas

Our generation: sunblock, bathing suit, beachside shower
Our children’s generation: goo-gone, hazmat suit, safety shower

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Emily

Shocking! I am convinced that these parents have no idea what they doing. I think that is why I am so passionate about educating moms on the benefits of green living. Most of them just have no idea what they are exposing their children to.

BTW, I love your blog so much that I wanted to stop by and give you an award!
http://mommymadegreen.blogspot.com/2010/06/two-awards-and-some-other-great-blogs.html
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Sofia's Ideas

Emily,
Of course, you are right. Sometimes I forget just how little I knew when I was cleaning with bleach and feeding my kids pop-tarts! So you are right – we need to be ever more vigilant about education.

And thank you so much for the award!!! I feel so flattered and honored to receive it from you!

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