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This Everyday Substance Seems Pretty Harmless — Until You See Where It Ends Up

The speaker in this talk lays out a pretty massive, scary problem that's affecting our oceans, beaches, wildlife, and selves. But at 6:12, he tells us how we can start to give back to the ocean that gives us so much. And at 8:00, he tells us why it's so vitally important for us to give our use of plastic a serious makeover. Now. While we still have real sand on our beaches.

This Everyday Substance Seems Pretty Harmless — Until You See Where It Ends Up

Need a mood boost to help you sail through the weekend? Here are 10 moments that brought joy to our hearts and a smile to our faces this week. Enjoy!

1. How much does this sweet little boy adore his baby sister? So darn much.

Oh, to be loved with this much enthusiasm! The sheer adoration on his face. What a lucky little sister.

2. Teens raise thousands for their senior trip, then donate it to their community instead.

When it came time for Islesboro Central School's Class of 2021 to pick the destination for their senior class trip, the students began eyeing a trip to Greece or maybe even South Korea. But in the end, they decided to donate $5,000 they'd raised for the trip to help out their community members struggling in the wake of the pandemic instead.

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