All posts by julesofthesea

Julia is an Environmental Studies & journalism student at the University of California, Santa Barbara, as well as an ocean lifeguard, surfer, & diver. You can usually find her frolicking in the ocean and finding excuses to play outside.

Welcome ~ Jules of the Sea

[UPDATE 12/8: Jules of the Sea is now Groundswell.] Hello / Good day / & Welcome to Jules of the Sea Jules of the Sea is a blog featuring environmentally conscious thoughts from yours truly (Julia, A.K.A. Jules) & my wonderful, talented friends. Today I officially launch this blog ~ as an attempt to spread awareness for our ...

A 4-Year-Old’s Thoughts on “Reusable” (but still Plastic) Bags

The ocean contains 5 trillion pieces of plastic, weighing over 260,000 tons, and it seems California has found a lasting solution to humanity’s plastic epidemic: a new and improved “reusable” plastic bag. Because the answer to less plastic, is more plastic ~ like when you give a drug addict more drugs, a shopping addict more ...

Bigger than Biotech ~ Our Global Food Crisis

“Agriculture is the world’s single largest driver of global environmental change… and at the same time, is most affected by these changes.” Genetically Modified Organism~ This dangerous combination of words evokes a multitude of explosive, contrasting reactions, usually evoking passionate discussion of the inescapable culinary doom of humanity, mentioning of corporate giants like Monsanto, intense confusion over what they are (evident in the video above), and various thoughts about corn.