Virtual museum whose mission is litter-prevention by ARTiculating litter with humor, art and kindness. Kind of like Greenpeace meets the Dalai Lama. Museum's Goal is to go out of business because there's no more litter to showcase. Litter-art sales fund awareness, education & events.
I wrote about Windjammer Resort's attempt to end cigarette butt beach litter in a previous post Beach Resort Draws Line in Sand: The Butt Stops Here. This is an ambitious undertaking by Windjammer because their oceanfront property sits on a public beach right next to the beach entrance. Windjammer General Manager, John Boutin can provide solutions for his guests but still has to deal with cigarette butt litter from the general beachgoing public.
Here's a photo and live WebCam of Windjammer Resort and beach so you can see for yourself. The two 2-3 story buildings on the right side of the photo are the Windjammer and that is the beach they are trying to keep clean.
I decided to document the cigarette butt litter on the Windjammer beach to see what kind of impact Windjammer's efforts made.
The day before the kickoff of this innovative initiative I picked up and counted each and every single cigarette butt on the Windjammer beach. I estimate this area is about 150 to 200 wide. Four hundred and fifty -- 450 -- butts were collected in 55 minutes.
Below is my ongoing documentation of the number of cigarette butts found each time I do a thorough cleaning of that specific area and how long it's been since the last pickup.
Windjammer Pick ups:
07/28/11 450 butts 55 minutes
02/08/12 345 butts 40 minutes after 6 mos
02/20/12 319 butts 40 minutes after 12 days
03/01/12 285 butts 45 minutes after 10 days
04/15/12 218 butts 35 minutes after 35 days
See progress? I do. Way to go Windjammer! Your efforts are paying off.