You don’t have to search far and wide these days to hear about how our oceans are being polluted, ranging from corporate giants surreptitiously dumping tens of thousands of gallons of toxic waste into our natural waterways all the way down to the average Joe throwing away more waste than is being consumed in his household. We have all been guilty of it at one point or another, and it is only our constant vigilance that will ensure we start changing the tides.
Puget Sound is a treasure to the residents of Washington state, its glittering and serene waters a mighty point of pride to Seattleites. But beneath the surface of this striking natural resource lies an ever-growing beast of pollution, comprised of contaminated runoff from storm drains, household toxins, and a myriad of other pollutants that stream into the sound unrelentingly. Unfortunately for Puget Sound, what has been out of sight has most certainly been out of mind for decades.
Sound and Vision
Exposing these unfortunate facts and inspiring people to begin cleaning up our waterways is precisely the point of People for Puget Sound’s upcoming feature film Sound and Vision. With footage shot beautifully by Washington diver and videographer Laura James, Sound and Vision explores the efforts of many to protect and restore habitat not just in Puget Sound, but in near shore environments of the Gulf of Mexico and beyond, to show people the effects of our modern lifestyle and what is really at stake. Take a look at this short clip from Sound and Vision to get a taste of what you’re in for.
Image via tox-ick.org