Clean Up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch/Ocean
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Clean Up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch/Ocean

    1. Kiona  Tate
    2. Petition by

      Kiona Tate

      Leitchfield, KY

We the undersigned do firmly and humbly offer you an idea for creating jobs in America cleaning the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.  This would allow us to  produce much needed jobs, improve the health of the Pacific Ocean and the planet at the same time. 

The Pacific Ocean, now known as the "Great Pacific Garbage Patch" is in dire need of cleaning, and America is in dire need of new jobs.  The Garbage Patch is roughly the size of Texas, and contains millions of tons of trash.  Everything from shoes, toothbrushes, plastic bottles, bags, toys, wrappers,  items too numerous to list are swirling around in our oceans right now.  You could pay people to not only go out and clean the Pacific Ocean but to sort though it once they get it out of there and place it in recycle bins.  There is documented research that shows that there are six pounds of plastic for every pound of plankton. Not only would this combat the millions of tons of trash floating around in our ocean but it would  allow Americans to be environmental leaders.  We could be the change we wish to see in the world, maybe if we created such jobs other countries would follow suit and there would be a global movement of jobs created to clean environmental disasters like the Pacific Ocean.

Thank you for your time and we hope that you take this into consideration and create jobs to not only help the people whom want to work be able to but to clean the mess in the Pacific Ocean a little at a time

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    • Dale Rice PALM SPRINGS, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      I heard the Ocean calling to me in 1968 as I was on my way to Viet Nam and for a while thought about combining a law degree with oceanography, but seemed like a kid's dream, Now at age 63 I have the time to do something beside clean the beaches once a year. And, regret not following my impulse at age 19.

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    • Mica Carroll WASHINGTON DC, DC
      • about 2 years ago

      The amount of waste that ends up in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in unacceptable. Something must be done to save our environment.

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    • Ruth Rogers FORT COLLINS, CO
      • over 2 years ago

      If the government does not help, then please consider doing a grass-roots hands-on volunteer project with groups, families, summer camp, and schools, universities.

      Get a hold of some experts or their advice. Organize and let the people organize, volunteer and train to clean up and RECYCLE the garbage. Organize people to grow food and serve it, and organize places to stay -- homes, tents with places to bathe, and composting toilets.

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    • Jennifer Childers HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      This is extremely unacceptable. This is our Earth; we need to keep it clean!!

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    • K C COLINA, CHILE
      • over 2 years ago

      I support this cause. Also, please share and sign my petition in hopes of preserving the fish and nature of Easter Island in Chile :) https://www.change.org/petitions/government-of-chile-let-easter-island-breathe

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