You don't have to sail to the middle of the Pacific Ocean to see the toll our unsustainable, hyperconsumerist lifestyles are having on the environment.
Just take a walk in West Vancouver's wonderful Lighthouse Park. Vi Taylor did; the North Vancouver resident sent us the above photo and others showing our waste soiling the park.
Maybe it's just a coincidence, but Taylor noticed that nearby arbutus trees—the ones with the beautiful greenish bark—were in rough shape. She also reports "some green and black water in the rocks and a lot of styrofoam particulate on the beach".
As if we needed more proof that the planet is getting royally trashed and we're to blame.