The Power of One: Cleaning Up the Coastline, One Person at a Time, with Barrel Bag


Tucker Grooms, a high school student in Marin County, California, found that he was constantly picking up litter while surfing on the beach. In September 2018, he launched a nonprofit, Barrel Bag, which manufactures and distributes eco-friendly and reusable mesh bags that make it easier for people to pick up trash while exploring the coastline. His WordPress website,, has become the online hub of the organization.

Each year, about 8 million metric tons of plastic end up in the ocean. β€œThe problem of plastic pollution in the ocean is enormous,” says Tucker. β€œIt only takes a single person to have an impact, which is exactly why I started Barrel Bag.” Since its launch last year, Barrel Bag has distributed over 6,250 bags, and continues to expand by partnering with socially minded organizations across California and beyond, including local chambers of commerce, regional tourism associations, and nonprofits like 1%…

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Mending Clothes as an Act of Rebellion β€” thephoenixgreen

A great and truly relevant post from a great blog. I have often wondered when it was that Western society collectively decided that visibly mended clothes were a mark of reduced status. Of a life worth less. Where a patch or a darn was certainly not acceptable in polite company. Many cultures across the globe …

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Mixed Crystals Back in Stock!

Our bags of mixed crystals are back in stock over at Elderberry Arts Designs. These mystery sets of tumbled stones contain a variety of crystals and are available in either 100g or 200g bags. The crystals included vary in size with the majority being 2-3 cm, though some may be larger or smaller than this. …

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Do you Make New Year’s Resolutions?

As the year draws to an end and we enter the time for reflection and looking within, it is common for people's thoughts to turn to improvements they wish to make in life. One way that this is often approached is in the making of New Year's resolutions in which they aim to change an …

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How to Use Crystals in Everyday Life

Incorporating crystals into your everyday life is a simple process with a huge number of benefits. Small crystals can be carried with you or worn in jewellery easily and discreetly whether you are at work, home or school. Crystals large and small can be placed around your home as decorative pieces with healing twist! Crystals …

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Healing with Goldstone

My latest hub is published over at HubPages - The Beneficial Properties of Goldstone. Goldstone is a great crystal for a range of healing applications including working towards your goals, soothing worries and boosting confidence. The article also discusses the use of manmade stones is crystal healing and why there are still able to possess …

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