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Bonnie Monteleone
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Thanks for the memories Jack Johnson!
When we were asked to be a All At Once partner at the Jack Johnson concert we were so excited, we went through a million ideas of how we could reach people.  We didn’t want to create more waste by giving out brochures and han...
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A Green Gem of a Community Inspires POP, Inc. to Award with Two Jack Johnson Tickets
Plastic Ocean Project, Inc. frequently gives
presentations on the research we do, sharing images and videos from the
different regions of the world we have sampled.  Thanks to Lisa Rider, we
again had the opportunity to present in Onslow County, NC at the c...
Plastic Ocean Project, Inc. frequently gives presentations on the research we do, sharing images and videos from the different regions of the world we have sampled.  Thanks to Lisa Rider, we again had the opportunity to prese...
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Urgent! Please read!
A good way to argue there is no harm being done to the oceans is by shutting down the science that protects them as well as helps us appreciate them.  Is that why North Carolina's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association ...
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What does Project Aware and Jack Johnson have in common?
The traveling art show using plastics collected from the open-ocean and mid-ocean islands started out as just a simple idea.  Take the image of the Japanese art, The Great Wave of Kanagawa , and add the plastics I've collected from my research to illustrate...
The traveling art show using plastics collected from the open-ocean and mid-ocean islands started out as just a simple idea.  Take the image of the Japanese art, The Great Wave of Kanagawa, and add the plastics I've collected...
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Jack Johnson and Sustaining Hope
When we were asked to be a All At Once partner at the Jack Johnson concert we were so excited,
we went through a million ideas of how we could reach people.   We didn’t want to create more waste by giving
out brochures and handouts and the All At
Once camp ...
When we were asked to be a All At Once partner at the Jack Johnson concert we were so excited, we went through a million ideas of how we could reach people.  We didn’t want to create more waste by giving out brochures and han...
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Plane to see . . . .
Satellite image of debris in the open-ocean For three weeks the search for Malaysian Airlines flight MH 370 has been sobering not only for the plane and people that we haven't found, but also for what we have - tons of manmade debris covering the ocean surf...
Satellite image of debris in the open-ocean For three weeks the search for Malaysian Airlines flight MH 370 has been sobering not only for the plane and people that we haven't found, but also for what we have - tons of manmad...
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Critical Announcement - NC NOAA Marine Lab IS on the chopping block
A good way to argue there is no harm being done to the oceans is by shutting down the science that protects them as well as helps us appreciate them.  Is that why North Carolina's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) is scheduled to be shut d...
A good way to argue there is no harm being done to the oceans is by shutting down the science that protects them as well as helps us appreciate them.  Is that why North Carolina's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association ...
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Finding Hope Among the Doubtful
Studying marine bio film I've been texting with an old high school friend lately from landlocked Elmira, NY.  Many of my friends and family are not quite sure about this work that I do.  Number one, I spend many weeks of the year out on the open water colle...
Studying marine bio film I've been texting with an old high school friend lately from landlocked Elmira, NY.  Many of my friends and family are not quite sure about this work that I do.  Number one, I spend many weeks of the...
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What does a chemical spill in Charleston, West Virginia have to do with plastic?
Last weekend I traveled north to meet up with Dr. Bill Cooper to put pen to paper writing up our data from four years of open ocean research in the North Atlantic gyre.  When I finally arrived 6 hours later, I was pretty stoked to begin something that has b...
Last weekend I traveled north to meet up with Dr. Bill Cooper to put pen to paper writing up our data from four years of open ocean research in the North Atlantic gyre.  When I finally arrived 6 hours later, I was pretty stok...
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Free with a good read. Great combo check out this link!
 
New Year... new mantra?  yes, please.
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I just bought one.  So stoked. Thanks Danielle for continuing to bring great things to light.
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Chemistry Dept. Admin
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  • UNCWilmington
    Grad Student, present
  • UNCWilmington Chemistry Dept
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Wilmington, NC
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Elmira, NY - Cortland, NY
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Plastic Ocean Project, Inc Needs You
Introduction

Learned about the invasion of plastic into our oceans via Charlie Moore and the Algalita Marine Research Foundation.  Plastic pollution is just as pelagic as air pollution because it is everywhere.  Chemicals from it in our food, water, and land. We need to use plastics in moderation. 

I studied the issues of plastic pollution as a thesis in the Graduate Liberal Studies Program at University of North Carolina Wilmington.  I also work with fantastic chemists in the Chemistry Dept. at UNCW on the Administrative level.  They have been a huge resource in understanding the chemical component to the issues of plastic. I am now paying it forward bringing undergrads and graduates interested in learning more about this issue out to sea with me.  Check out: http://www.causes.com/profiles/46368328

Education
  • UNCWilmington
    2008 - 2011
  • SUNY Cortland
    1979 - 1999
  • Elmira Southside High School
    1975 - 1978
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The Plastic Ocean