About Me

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Hi! I’m Marie, and I want to inspire and enlighten you about environmental issues and toxic-free living.

My name is Marie, and I started this website because I am an environmentalist and a mother.

I named the blog Because Turtles Eat Plastic Bags for my son. When he was just 3, he would tell people in store check-out lines that the reason we had our own cloth bags with us was “because the turtles eat the plastic bags.” My adorable boy would get smiles and laughs over this, but he was absolutely right! He’s a little older now but the name stuck. He even writes his own articles sometimes!

And then I actually saw a turtle walking by plastic waste…

Photo of a Turtle in Morehead City, North Carolina walking next to plastic waste, just a few feet away.
Turtle in Morehead City, North Carolina. Notice the plastic waste just a few feet away from it. I took this photo in April 2018.

I had been thinking about writing this blog for a long time, but I was busy taking care of my family and working full-time. Just a few months before I launched this blog, my family vacationed in the Southern Outer Banks to visit my best friend from college. I was with her when I saw this turtle, walking by discarded plastic, and I knew at that moment that I needed to finally do this – I needed to inspire others and help others figure out how to deal with the problems we are facing environmentally. My son inspired me, and my husband and friend encouraged me!

I live in Chattanooga, Tennessee with my husband, son, and dog. We love nature and the outdoors and visit coastlines as often as we can.

I have so much I want to share with you. Thank you for reading – and please subscribe if you want to follow my journey.