Oceans cover 71% of Earth. They are homes to important species and ecosystems. We rely on food, livelihoods, climate regulation and more when it comes to our Oceans. There are ways YOU can make a big difference to help Save Our Oceans, and help each other and generations to come.10 Lifestyle Choices to Help Protect & Restore Our Oceans
- Demand Plastic-Free Alternatives There is over 17.6 billion pounds of plastic leaks into our Oceans. This equals dumping a full garbage truck of plastic in our Oceans every minute! Demand that companies create plastic-free alternatives when it comes to their products and packaging.
- Reduce Your Carbon Footprint Simple things like turning off lights when leaving a room. Walking/ riding a bike / taking public transportation to get around. Drink water in a reusable bottle. Little things like these, make a big difference to the Preservation of our Oceans!
- Avoid Ocean Harming Products Avoid things such as cosmetics that contain shark squalene, jewelry made from coral, souvenir shells of conchs and other animals. Avoid using single-use plastics like straws & water bottles that end up in our Oceans.
- Eat Sustainable Seafood Seafood Guide helps w/ sustainable choices and more.
- Vote on Ocean Issues Elect public officials who support good Ocean policies that can help protect them. Do your research on them
- Contact Your Representatives and Lawmakers You can Take Action with Oceana. Let them know these issues are important to you.
- Explore the Oceans The more you know about something, the more you Love it!
- Leave Nothing Behind Collect your valuables and dispose of your trash after a day at the beach.
- Share Your Ocean Heroics w/ Friends, Family and Coworkers. Let others know what you are doing to help protect the Oceans. Post photos on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter … lots of social media Love for the Oceans / Environment.
- Join Oceana with more than 800,000 members in over 200 countries - Oceana is the largest international organization focused entirely on Ocean Conservation.
Find out lots more here: https://oceana.org/living-blue/10-ways-you-can-help-save-oceans