Greenpeace Encourages People to Keep Oceans Free of Plastic

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With a strong background in sales and acquisitions, Big Sur, CA, resident Frank Chenault opened Chenault Enterprises and serves as its acquisitions director. A surfer for a majority of his life, Frank Chenault remains active with nonprofits dedicated to helping the environment, including Greenpeace.

Established in 1971, Greenpeace began when several activists leased a fishing vessel and traveled from Vancouver, Canada, to Amchitka Island in Alaska to protest nuclear testing off the coast. They sought to bring worldwide attention to the dangers of nuclear testing and succeeded in their endeavor. Since then, the independent organization has raised awareness of issues such as commercial whaling and global warming.

One of the areas it focuses on is the health of the oceans, which provide a home to more than 70,000 species. Greenpeace strives to keep the water free of pollution. According to the organization the United States produces 15 billion pounds of plastic annually, but only a billion is recycled, with much of the discarded plastic ending up in the ocean. You can help keep the oceans clean by following these tips:

* Pick up and dispose of litter anytime you see it.
* When purchasing a beverage six-pack or seeing a discarded six-ring can holder, cut each ring first, as these can snare marine mammals if the plastic ends up in the ocean. But try to properly dispose of the holder.
* Avoid buying products that come with excessive packaging, and bring a reusable bag when shopping.

When to Visit Tahiti

Frank Chenault, a resident of Big Sur, California, leverages the skills and knowledge he gained while working for the Quantum Group to lead Chenault Enterprises as head acquisition director. In his free time, Frank Chenault, an avid traveler, has visited such places as Tahiti.

With temperatures that average between 80 and 90 degrees Fahrenheit throughout the year, Tahiti is well known for its tropical environment. There are only two real seasons on the cluster of islands: winter and summer. The winter, which lasts roughly from May to October, is the most popular time for visitors. During these months, temperatures are perfect for the beach and humidity is low. However, due to the immense crowds, prices are high and the environment is slightly less peaceful. Additionally, certain island activities, such as surfing and snorkeling, can be difficult due to the number of tourists who are there.

Summer lasts from November to April and it brings high humidity and a fair amount of rain. December and January are the rainiest months and humidity is often highest from November through March. Although the islands are frequently less busy during these months, hotel prices remain relatively high. Still, visiting Tahiti during the summer can be far more relaxing and personal than visiting during winter and, although humidity is often high, the actual temperatures stay around the same as during winter.

The ‘Tweener in Tennis

Owner and head acquisition director of Chenault Enterprises Frank Chenault is based out of Big Sur, California. Also a professional surfer, Frank Chenault spends his time away from work competing in events and staying in shape through sports like basketball and tennis.

In tennis there are a number of fundamental shots and strokes to learn, including the serve, forehand, and backhand. However, experienced players may experiment with more complex shots, such as the ‘tweener, which is short for a between-the-legs shot. While some players enjoy attempting this glamorous shot whenever possible, the majority of serious athletes only use the ‘tweener as a last resort.

The play begins with one individual lobbing the ball toward their opponent at the net. Ordinarily, the net player would have to race to try to get around the ball in order to hit a traditional return. If a player cannot catch up to the ball, he or she can continue to run with his or her back to the opponent while beginning the stroke for their ‘tweener.

The arm motion on display for a ‘tweener is comparable to a service motion, though the racket ends up swinging through the player’s open legs. Ideally a player will contact the ball around ankle height, sending the ball backwards through their legs towards the net. Roger Federer’s ‘tweener against Novak Djokovic in the 2009 US Open semi-finals is considered one of the most memorable examples of the shot.